Only four decisions were required the whole time we were there: read book or swim in pool; beer or cocktail; burger or pizza (there was a salad option, but who really wants salad on holiday?); where to eat dinner.
For reading material on this brief trip I took with me the Robert K. Massie biography of Catherine the Great that I have had sitting around unread for several years. And quite topical given the upcoming mini-series starting Helen Mirren. What a fabulous read and I have powered into it – no mean feat for me because I am easily distracted and it usually takes me a months to finish a book. Could this be the start of a Seven Years War or even a Potemkin’s Wars collection?
Of course my sojourn was all over too soon and I have been back at work this week in a wet and windy Auckland. Which leads me to the Cossacks!
As a part of the Crimean War cavalry expansion, which involves changing the basing for all of the cavalry units from two figures per stand to three, all three Cossack units from the collection have been expanded by three figures each and then rebased.
The same units, of course, will be able to be used with the Napoleonic Russians.