Sunday 27 September 2009

Problems with my Colonial Wargaming website

I have just paid the annual renewal fee to the company that hosts my Colonial Wargaming website, but when I went to log on to it today to add an update, I was refused access as my password in no longer valid! I suspect that they have sent a new password to me in the post, but that their letter is 'lost' in the mountain of mail that has yet to be delivered.

The website is still there and functioning ... I just can't update it at present! So, whilst my service provider sorts the problem out, I am going to begin work on a redraft of the Colonial wargaming version of WHEN EMPIRES CLASH!

Saturday 12 September 2009

Osprey Warrior 138 - Roosevelt's Rough Riders

I managed to visit a local bookshop after work yesterday and was able to buy a copy of the recently published ROOSEVELT'S ROUGH RIDERS. It is volume 138 in Osprey's WARRIOR series (ISBN 978 1 84603 383 4), and cost £11.99 ($18.95).

I have several books about the Spanish-American War and this is a worthy addition to my collection. Besides giving an easy-to-read account of the actions that the regiment took part in, it also covers its origins, what life was like in camp before and during the campaign in Cuba, and what happened to some of its members after the regiment was disbanded.

As one would expect from an Osprey book, it is well illustrated with both photographs and colour illustrations.