Domestic upheaval. The benefits.

One of the benefits of the Memsahib’s sudden desire to refurbish our home “office” room is that I have acquired a new, solid, 160cm x 80cm (63” x 31.t”) solid table for my hobby. I have promised to cover it with a cloth before doing any painting or gaming.

From the former occupant of this space I have two large, solid painting boards (from the hinged leaves of the table).

One advantage of the new table is that one can temporarily (yes, honestly my love) store large Really Useful Boxes beneath the table whilst playing a game or preparing a project.

I will also have a new workbench in the man-cave measuring 160cm x 70cm (63” x 27.5”) with two sets of drawers. But I need to re-organise the whole shed layout first.

Eighty years on. 14th October 1939


Russia refused a Finnish proposal for exchange of land.

In Britain, government “morale boosting” posters were ridiculed.

In Washington, Charles Lindbergh accused Britain of trying to bring America into the war.

Game day 44. Britain.

The BEF moved up to the Belgian border.  1st Submarine Flotilla was ordered back into the North Sea.  1st Carrier Flotilla moved to the north of Ireland and sent out fighter patrols, which failed to locate the enemy.  In the South Atlantic 2nd Battleship Flotilla moved east to the coast of West Africa and then south.

In Canada the infantry Corps reached Halifax, ready to embark next turn.

1st Indian Army Corps moved north-east to counter any Japanese intentions.

Background image copyright Milton Bradley