Christmas dinner served up amidst the firefight during the Battle of Ortona, 1943.
I wasn’t sure what to write for a Christmas blog entry—or if I even really needed to do one—but a documentary link cropped up on my Facebook feed on Christmas Eve, (coming from the Canadian Virtual Military Museum) and got me thinking about Christmases past and how the turmoil back then makes the present-day holiday season feel downright peaceful in comparison.
Sadly, the CBC archives won’t let me imbed the videos onto this update, so I’m left no choice but to simply link to the documentary in the archives.
Back in mid July, I mentioned that I was starting to get back into Flames of War and was starting to get some things painted. Today’s post is quick…ish–mostly just a few photos showing where I’m at with that so far (also done to give me a quick kick in the pants and try to keep my momentum on the project).
You can *almost* tell that I've applied some paint to these black-primed Flames of War miniatures!
When I started getting into Flames of War, the game was set only in the mid-war period of 1942-1943—the other epochs existed, but Battlefront was putting all their energy and resources into covering the mid-war battles and campaigns.