Tomorrow is this blog's first birthday. Thought it might be worth mentioning this minor landmark. Part of my ambitions for this page have still to be realised but it has been successful in many other unexpected ways. One of my ambitions is to have a few figures produced somehow - not to make money - but just as I feel it is a useful 'Real World' achievement. Trouble is deciding what scale. My ideal range would cover 1670s with Dutch, Danes, Swedes and so on - any sculptors out there interested get in touch. Another ambition is to stimulate the reenactment of the Vauban era...not sure I have done that either. I am firmly in favour of the pike end of this age which I think is against the current trend but I think as the SK have proved it's not a huge step for a mid 17thc group with reasonable numbers to make a Restoration/Louis XIV era unit that looks impressive and is capable of not making silly wigwams with their pikes. If more across the 30 years war and ECW spectrum invested in new coats and hats we might be able to stage some colourful international events and sieges.
But enough of my fantasies. Think about what we do have. That is daily visits of 170 or so people from all around the world - excellent contributions from Sir William of Tejas and Corporal Trim... highly erudite comments from people who know what they're talking about and give us a tremendous amount of depth. What more could a blogger wish for?