Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A family in real need

Hey guys and gals,

Just wanted to pass this story of some family friends on... they are in dire straights, as insurance is not helping them with their little boy.  If you could read their story it would be appreciated.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Blogger Selling Some Great Buildings!

Hey all!

Just wanted to pass along the words... the blogger in charge of Rules of War is selling his fantastic, hand-crafted houses... and they are pretty darn cheap!

So stop on by at his blog and pick up all you'll need!

Here is the link!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Photos from Musee de L'Armee in Paris!

 Hey all!

As you may or may not know, my family is lucky enough to own a little pied a terre in the Seventh in Paris. 

It is a beautiful neighborhood of Paris, with Rue Cler right around the corner and, of course, nestled between the Eiffel Tower and Invalides!  And just a few blocks from the apartment is the Musee de L'Armee, which is chock full of great stuff.

I tasked my father, who went to Paris with my mother for a month vacation, to grab some photos, and grab he did!

So... here you go!  Now, I am afraid I don't know what each photo is a photo OF, so if anyone knows what something is or wants to correct me, please do!:)

Not sure who this fellow is... some sort of Hussar I suppose.

This fellow seems to be maybe 1st Co. or a musician for the Hussar (?) unit above.

Another impressive uniform, another impressive colpack, another guy who I don't recognize!  Man, the French have a LOT of light cavalry!

A very impressive trumpeter... I think from the Chasseur de Cheval of the Imperial Guard.

A closeup of the flag hanging from his trumpet.

A Lancer!  Scary stuff.

A Grenadier, I believe (number 10 of the list on the glass above.)

Grenadier overcoat.

A coat worn, I believe, by Marshal Lannes.

A medical case.  I am sure everyone was relieved when they saw this being pulled out... :)

Not sure what these uniforms are... anyone?

Looks like a Dragoon from the 23rd.

Same guy from the other side.  Note the yellow facings.

Not sure what sort of cavalry this guy is... yet another Hussar of some sort?

Ahhh the heavies.  A cuirassier.  Maybe the 17th, though it is hard to tell.

Same guy, other side.

Another cuirassier, I believe, although the helmet plume confuses me... any experts out there know?

Not sure who this fellow is, but he looks fancy!

A shiny cuirass.

My father, who always keeps a keen eye out for miniatures as well, found this place too!  Here is a larger scale mini of the guillotine, presumably with Robespierre sending someone to their death.

Holy crap.  Talk about overpriced!:D