|Jump off points in place|
|Italians on the flank|
|Italians pushed back|
The 75mm infantry gun started banging away at the Achilles at long range. As the HE shells exploded on the glacis plate, the crew of the Achilles were forced to keep their heads down. Their return fire with the pintle 50cal was ineffectual and the driver decided to move them behind the hill and out of sight.
|British advance into the mortars barrage|
|Nathan reads the wrong rulebook|
|"Happy" Gus, who finally won a game|
So, another victory for the Italians and Gus has finally won a game of CoC!
In other news, I have finally got some painting done this month. Things took a bit of a downward turn as I was getting very
Now I had assumed that there was no news as I hadn't heard anything. The first words out of the doc's mouth were "Well, it's not in your head", which is nice to know. The scan had shown that my stomach was doing nothing and the radiation just sat there in a nice tight ball for 90 minutes. That explains why I get stomach ache and feel sick whenever I eat. The technical term is Gastroparesis, which goes well with my scarred pancreas, hiatus hernia and irritable bowel.
It is nice to finally have a diagnosis though, now I know what I have to beat into submission. So, after spending the last few years eating high fibre foods, then the last 4 months eating gluten-free, I am now on a low fibre diet. No more granary bread, which I like, its back to plain old boring and tasteless white bread. The healthy options of high fibre cereals are taboo too. So all the stuff I used to eat for its health benefits are now verboten.
So, Monday afternoon I started painting again. Tuesday morning I finished the first unit of Napoleonic Old Guard for Andy, then I started a WW2 German platoon. Things have gone on like that, so that I have now painted 70 WW2 Germans, 32 WW2 US Paras and 32 French Napoleonic infantry. Not bad, although it is all going to slow down again now for a few reasons.
A - The in-laws are down again, so I have to do "holiday" things (see note C).
B - I am off to Twickenham tomorrow with No2 son to watch the rugby premiership final.
C - Sunday we are going to Bristol zoo, with the in-laws........
D - Monday we are spending with the in-laws before they leave to go home again!
E - Monday night is gaming night
F - Tuesday is also scheduled for a game as Panjo has a free day so we are going to Nathans again.
So, no more painting now until Wednesday at the earliest.
So, basically this month has taken a definite turn for the better. Be happy folks and keep rolling those dice.