A discursive look at Napoleonic & ECW wargaming, plus a load of old Hooptedoodle on this & that

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A Little Potty?

In a spirit of seasonal bonhomie, I felt I would share with you this picture of an interesting novelty from the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Yes, it is a chamber pot, and, yes, that is His Majesty the Emperor of the French depicted inside.

Yet again the English flair for combining practicality with good taste is in evidence. Antique collectors and scatophiles the world over, please take note.

Something which might be less obviously useful, but which I was asked for, is a readable summary of my proposed additions to Commands & Colors: Napoleonics (CCN) for a Grand Tactical variant (which I have called GTCCN for the moment). The idea is that this gives a couple of extra sheets which can be clipped to the original CCN Rule Booklet.


  1. It is lovley to see that with such a marriage of product design and good taste; just how we ended up ruleing the world for a bit especially some of the bits the French thought might have been theirs - Canada, India etc..by manufacturing items the rest of the world wanted!!!

    But then I would say that wouldn't I...did we make one with Wallace in it?

  2. Hi Hugh

    Since I am a Liverpudlian by birth and heritage, and thus as English as your goodself, I am far too stupid to understand references to Wallace! Is he Gromit's pal?

  3. No, Rafa, es un orinal!



  4. Nice work on the rules.

    As for the chamberpot, it would appear that the spirit of "Viz" and "The Sun" were alive and well in the 19th century.

  5. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.