23 January 2018

"Where is that wily fox Osman Digna?"

Not a photo depicting action from this weeks returns but a favourite nevertheless.

The week two returns were a joy to put together.  As mentioned in the previous posts, the fact that the players who were in the campaign took to the colour and atmosphere of a Victorian Colonial campaign with gusto absolutely made it a breeze.

The first page of Bullers returns from the Umpire, namely me!

Page two...always nice to have a bit of poetic license.

General Stewart appears to have a few things on his mind...

...as well as some challenges.

Scope for a bit of colour is the aim on these returns.

Despite the occasional grammatical error and question marks being omitted I like to
think it still reads well all these years later.

Not all correspondence is one way.  Major General Davis sends off a missive to his
Commander in Chief to make sure he knows whats' going on...

...and to ensure that vital supplies are not lost ion transit.

Gin may not be the first thing on his mind though.

Nothing like the battle being taken up to the boys in khaki.

Short and to the point methinks!


  1. Stirring stuff! Nothing like a adding a touch of colour to a campaign diary, especially a fetching shade of pink gin. ;)

    1. Absolutely AJ as it does well to calm the nerves somewhat! Hoping your enjoying the escapades.

  2. Brilliant stuff Carlo,
    Pink Gin!! Damn your eyes sir.

  3. I remembered at the time Graham how funny I found the dispatch I literally had tears in my eyes. Wonderful, wonderful memories of some great wargaming moments.