|Posted on October 11, 2010 at 11:20 AM|
It really does come earlier every year.....or is it just another age thing that I am no longer immune to?!
So I have done my usual trawling through Amazon to find a book to buy myself and then dutifully hand over to be wrapped and given back to me on Christmas morn. This year I have gone for Pawly's Red Lancers tome. I have had the book in my hands a few times and always decided not to get it but as there is nothing else catching my eye this year (well within price region anyway) I decided that I would go for this one.
The Red/Dutch lancers have always been an interesting regiment and it's quite an in depth book with plenty of detail regarding make up, campaigns etc. Also a few nice little potted biographies re: some of it's members. Overall a nice little book to add to my collection. I'm sure it will get read one day...........I'm still working my way through Anatomy Of Glory that I got two Christmas' ago.
Of course while I was ordering I just had to get myself a little something to keep me going until Christmas! And I had to stop myself from buying a couple of Franco-Prussian War uniform books aswell. I need help!!
I also noted that you can purchase some of Mr Courcelles originals from The Red Lancer website....a mere $950 and upwards.....although sorely tempted, I did resist. Here's a link if you fancy some major retail therapy.