But, my academic and gaming interests have turned elsewhere for the time being -- Scotland. My family heritage is strongly Scottish - family Archibald of the proud clan Macpherson. Discovering personal family history is a strong motivator for me, and so I turn my attention to the grand spectacle of the English Cvil War (which I have been wanting to do for some time) and specifically to the Scots.
As with any wargaming project that I undertake, I have begun with researching the topic. I am currently reading the following books:
- The Marquis of Montrose, by John Buchan
- The English Civil War, by Diane Purkiss
- The Highland Clans, by Alistair Moffat
Now, all work and no play makes for a dull war gamer... and so I have also ordered a good amount of 17th century Scottish miniatures from Eureka. Twenty-four muskets, twelve pikes, a fancy Laird, a piper, and various other models swinging traditional clan weapons. Lets hope they arrive soon!