Saturday, May 30, 2015

Waterloo Dispatch and Little Wars 2015

Major Percy throwing the spoils of war at the Prince Regent's feet.

I found this on the Guardian website recently: Hugh Grant reading the Duke of Wellington's Waterloo dispatch as delivered to the Prince Regent by Major Harry Percy of the duke's staff.

Hearing it read out in a plummy voice really adds atmosphere that reading it yourself can't quite convey, especially when recounting the casualties.

Yes, it's that time of year again; Little Wars 2015 in Melbourne is on again tomorrow. I'll be going again with La Petite Rosbif #2 to sample the games and wares on offer. Besides the Melbourne session tomorrow and the Adelaide event in July, there's now a new event in Canberra in November. So for everyone in SE Australia, there's an event for you. No excuses now!

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