Saturday, 8 November 2014
Well, I finally managed to get around to updating this. Events in the meantime include changing jobs, a house move and painting up fleets for the Russo-Japanese War. But am now back trying to keep this up to date (-ish). Currently, I'm painting up the ships that arrived from Navwar, and trying to repair damage to some from the house move. I'm also experimenting with different painting schemes to see which looks best. Some of the older ships might be looking at a new paint job. I also managed to get a copy of the Conway book "The Age of the Galley". What can I say, it's just amazing. If you have any interest in galley warfare, and can buy only one book, this is the one. It covers galleys in the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the Renaissance, and is packed with technical information; the oar systems of galleys and the rowing mechanics, naval installations, logistics of galley warfare, navigation, and lots more. The section on triremes includes information gained from the building and operation of the Olympias. It's inspiring; my next games project could well be triremes!