However, it wouldn't be a holiday without a new project on the horizon. In this case, it is also work related. The GCSE History coursework this year includes a question about the different tactics of the two world wars and their impact on casualty figures. Now; trench warfare is a piece of cake to teach. But getting the students to understand the reality of a war of movement like you get in North Africa or Northern France: the role of blitzkrieg and combined arms... That's quite tricky.
This year I've had some success with using gaming simulations for Waterloo and Trafalgar (if anyone wants the rules I knocked together, give me a shout). So a simple Company level engagement for WW2 seems made to measure.
So nice dig out some Flames of War stuff and got to work.
You might remember I painted some German infantry, a few STuGs and a couple of shermans before. I've lost them. Totally gone. I've looked in the garage, the loft - no sign anywhere. This is a touch frustrating, hence the title of the post.
Anyhow, onwards and upwards. So here's the start of the new project: