Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Miniatures: Some Random Pictures

Erin miniatures from Alternative Armies.

Combat Zone plastic gangers.

Nazi Operatives: L- Rattrap, R- Bolt Action (?)

Archaeologists: L-RAFM, R- Wessex Games

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Non-Fiction: The French Foreign Legion

I am skimming more than reading The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force By Douglas Porch. I am most interested about the Legion in Algiers and Morocco and Porch has other books that specifically examine those conflicts; The Conquest of the Sahara and The Conquest of Morocco. Unfortunately the local library does not have the specific books I am looking for, so I checked out this one instead. After pawing through it a bit, however, I have found some areas that really fascinate me, specifically the origins of the Legion and, as always, Camerone.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

News: Various Stories of Intererst

New excavations are planned within the inner ring at Stonehenge.


100 million year old microscopic insects found in amber.


Oldest necklace in Americas found.


Embryonic planet discovered, may be less than 2,000 years old.