An aperiodic look at books and wargames that go together. The wargames and books presented here are both drawn from my personal collection and do not necessarily reflect the best of either category…but if I’m showing them to you I feel they are worth your time to consider!
“A people unused to restraint must be led; they will not be drove” – George Washington
The cost of it to George Washington himself was greater than anyone knew except members of his family. Twenty years after the event, when Washington retired to his beloved Mount Vernon, his stepson remembered that in the night, “he would frequently, when sitting with his family, appear absent; his lips would move, his hand be raised, and he would evidently seem under the influence of thoughts which had nothing to do with the quiet scene around him.” To the end of his life, George Washington continued to relive the desperate struggle of the dark days in 1776, and the crossing of the Delaware. – David Hackett Fischer, Washington’s Crossing, p. 362.
Today is the 242nd anniversary of one of the greatest moments in American military history. On this day in 1776, General George Washington led his small Continental Army across the Delaware River. The crossing led the American victory at the Battle of Trenton the next day.
As we all sit warm and cozy in our homes, surrounded by family or friends and eating a festive meal, it is important to remember the sacrifice of General Washington and his small army. What a different world it might be if not for the actions of a few good soldiers.
I am going to have to spend some more serious reading time if I am to get through all my new books this year (seen here and here). I really am short of time; this is only my “serious” reading and not my gaming or other guilty pleasure books!