This weekend was a very special one since one of my oldest friends gave us the honour of an extensive visit. We met for an afternoon of painting and an evening with cheese, some port and an amusing board game.
Let me start with the painting session. Although we wanted to get some more paint on our Napoleonic Austrians we were hindered by some historical research to do. While I decided to build my Austrians after a brigade in the advance guard during the battle of Wagram (Brigade Mayer) Auld Nick is tending to represent the 3. Infanterieregiment "Erzherzog Carl" and the brigade it was located in. So we checked up different sources like the suitable Osprey books and the Nafziger Collection. But afterwards we spent some time with the miniatures and at least some work was done. On my Infanterieregiment No. 4 I managed to paint some metallic details on the muskets and the helmet. Nothing too special but at least some progress with half of the unit:
|Three of my Austrians. Still WIP...|
|We tested the right one, then the Taylor's and last but not least the Calem 10 yrs.|
However later we had a lot of fun reading "professional" tasting reports about these ports. Boy, oh boy you must be either very skilled or very imaginative to find those very special scents. At the end we decided that personal taste rules and that you are able to find any taste of prunes when you only try hard enough.
|Single Malt married with port and wood aroma... What a connection!|
After we finished the evening with a tot of port cask finished Single Malt from the small Isle of Arran (here) we went to bed and a nice evening found its end.
Definitely an event to repeat...