I wish I had realized many years ago that my collecting had much do with my very youthful early inspirations. Movies such as Zulu for my continued interest in colonial South Africa; Cromwell for my inevitable collecting of English Civil War material; and Waterloo for Napoleonics.
Also the Grant book “The War Game” for which I have for 40 years now and one of my first war game references. I show you the book version of the Austerlitz battle and my own. I did not intentionally draw this comparison but rather came to it in a flashbulb moment looking at the table of a game I recently played. recent post