Sunday, 15 February 2015

Food for thought?

It is indeed excellent to be back - and the fine local grocery store - 'Fortnum and Mason' which was founded during the Succession War in 1707 (which is yesterday, in these parts) has produced a very fine and unexpected wargaming aid:

Perhaps all games played with the 'Vauban and Shandy' rules will use chocolate dice?  For the record the tasting notes would suggest that they have a ginger flavour, and are ideal with a glass of Marsala, Madeira or Port Wine.

"and was not Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim preserved in the foul trenches before Limerick by the Brandy, wine, cinnamon and the 'Geneva which did us more good than all'..." *
*Holcroft Easton Glebe - 'The siege of Limerick in a country garden'  unpublished mss in the authors collection.


  1. Provisions most suitable to the occasion . Well foraged!

  2. Best used before the campaigning season warms up.

  3. One in six chance of being rolled without being eaten. :)

    Your obedient servant,