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NTM
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Expecting a lot more hobby items this year than ever before as they're simply my purchases from the Battlefront and PSC black Friday sales. :lol:

bannockburn bhoy
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dadlamassu wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 08:51
ianrs54 wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 08:07
Of course you all breaking the law, the celibration of Christmas was made illegal in 1647 on Christmas day ! :lol:
On 19 December 1643, an ordinance was passed encouraging subjects to treat the mid-winter period 'with the more solemn humiliation because it may call to remembrance our sins, and the sins of our forefathers, who have turned this feast, pretending the memory of Christ, into an extreme forgetfulness of him, by giving liberty to carnal and sensual delights'. The rejection of Christmas as a joyful period was reiterated when a 1644 ordinance confirmed the abolition of the feasts of Christmas, Easter and Whitsun. From this point until the Restoration in 1660, Christmas was officially illegal. Although Cromwell himself did not initiate the banning of Christmas, his rise to power certainly resulted in the promotion of measures that severely curtailed such celebrations. Nevertheless the Puritans' prohibition of Christmas proved very unpopular, and pro-Christmas riots broke out.
Just read a book on Cromwell, i cant say i fancy having a pint with him ,not that he would have went anyway ,he wasn't exactly a hoot. Losing his son told on what was already a less than jolly character. a seriously unhappy man at heart I feel.

bannockburn bhoy
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granty101 wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 07:21
An increase in carers allowance from Carl Luxford :lol:

Grant
Grant sorry to tell you but carers allowance ends as an income on 31st December 2019. Time to put it to bed my friend ;)

bannockburn bhoy
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Richard B. wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 17:48
The new After the Battle volume on Operation Torch :D
Is there actually anything on Torch you don't already know Richard :D Do you have Vichy forces or do you just double up ;)

bannockburn bhoy
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dadlamassu wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 19:37
Decided to do something different this Christmas. Not asking for anything at all, nor expecting anything - we have asked friends and family to donate a small gift. Because a small group of us (6) and a local cafe will be running a Christmas Dinner event for the local folk who would be lonely on the day. We have had nominations from churches, charities and other groups. The gifts will be given out by our very own Santa (not me).
A very appropriate and worthy effort Alan :D :D :D

bannockburn bhoy
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NTM wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 10:05
Expecting a lot more hobby items this year than ever before as they're simply my purchases from the Battlefront and PSC black Friday sales. :lol:
A pre Christmas Santa on tap..just got to applaud that :D :D :D

Richard B.
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bannockburn bhoy wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 14:59
Richard B. wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 17:48
The new After the Battle volume on Operation Torch :D
Is there actually anything on Torch you don't already know Richard :D Do you have Vichy forces or do you just double up ;)
I`m NOT expected to gain much new info, but After the Battle are the gold standard, so i`d expect good maps and lots of photos. The book also goes onto Tunisia and the finish of the NA campaign, I`m hoping for better coverage than their Desert War volume :ugeek:

I`ve posted several sets of images of Tropical French over the last few weeks.
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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Fire-at-Will wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 06:49
Floaty things - cruel seas and black seas :D
What is the largest vessel that can be realistically used in Cruel Seas Will. Looked at the Black Seas game , you could end up spending a serious amount of boodle on that game ,aesthetics look good all the same.

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bannockburn bhoy wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 00:37
Fire-at-Will wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 06:49
Floaty things - cruel seas and black seas :D
What is the largest vessel that can be realistically used in Cruel Seas Will. Looked at the Black Seas game , you could end up spending a serious amount of boodle on that game ,aesthetics look good all the same.
I have seen games with destroyers, but that's over the top in my opinion. My largest will be some MDF merchantmen (not purchased yet) and/or armed auxiliary vessels and maybe later landing craft.
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.

granty101
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Re: Santa

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bannockburn bhoy wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 14:56
granty101 wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 07:21
An increase in carers allowance from Carl Luxford :lol:

Grant
Time to put it to bed my friend ;)
Now John, are you talking about my carers allowance or Carl?? ;) ... :lol:


Grant
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