Napoleonic & ECW wargaming, with a load of old Hooptedoodle on this & that


Tuesday, 24 December 2019

The Miracle of the Berezina


This is actually a reprise - I posted this picture the first Christmas of this blog - I had very few readers in those days, and I think the post went largely unnoticed. I'd forgotten all about it, but came across it today by accident, and it still pleases me, so I thought I would run it again.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to everyone - thank you for visiting here.

26 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Tony!

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  2. Hmm, do you think the mounted officer has spotted a sotnia of Cossacks lurking in that tree?
    A happy Christmas and a wargame-filled New Year to you too, Tony, and many thanks for all the entertainment given by your blog over the past year.

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    1. All good wishes, Chris - hope you have a great festive season.

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  3. A Merry Christmas and Happy 2020 to you and yours sir.
    More blog posts in the New Year.
    Looking forward to your Marlburian stuff.

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    1. All the best to you and your family, M le Duc - I'll send you a draft of my WSS rules in the New Year (sounds like a threat?).

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  4. Joyeux Noel mon cher comte.

    All the best.

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    1. Best wishes to you and yours Chris - next year (again) has to be better than this one...!

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  5. A Merry Xmas and a happy New Year Tony...

    Or as we may have said up north...

    “Lang May yer lum reek”

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Best wishes Aly.

      No word of a lie, I was once taken out for dinner at the Hong King Lum restaurant in Sacramento - I explained to my hosts that in Scots this would mean "stinking chimney" (pretty much) and at first I wasn't believed, then later they assumed that this was an actual translation into some bizarre lost language, rather than a (moderately bizarre) matter of dialect.

      Yes, the story is boring, but it makes up for it in truth. I checked online, and - maybe 32 years later - it is now the Royal Hong King Lum, so I guess they've been ennobled in the meantime.

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    1. All the very best Tony - got walking targets set for next year yet?

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  7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year sir!

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  8. Great pic...Merry Christmas!

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  9. Foy, this is my second attempt to post a Merry Christmas to you!
    I love the card!
    I hope you're having a good one.
    All the best,
    WM

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    1. All the very best WM - hope you have a good relaxing break and a vigorous new year!

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  10. Happy Hooptedoodles to you, and here's to many more!

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    1. Thanks very much David - all the very best to you

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  11. A very merry Christmas to you and yours, Tony!

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    1. And to you, Peter - I am very excited about these test siege games, by the way...

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