Furst Bruno looked up from his maps, "What? The giant is leaving? For Heaven's sake, why?"
He says that the true king has returned to Scotland . . . and that he'll need a pipe major.
"Doesn't he realize that we could use his strength against Stagonia?"
"Aye, sire. But he says that he's a Scot and that Pipe Major Sean MacLeod will be needed by King Charles more than we'll need him against Koenig Maurice the Vile. . . . Besides, who wants to try and stop a man who stand 6' 7" tall and weighs 'a score of stone'* (whatever that is) without an ounce of fat on him?"
"Hmmm, yes there is that. Well, we'll let him go with our blessings then . . . the ladies will be glad to be rid of his bagpipes anyway. But I imagine that his music will raise the morale of any unit he's with."
"Aye, sire. Either that or the fear that he'll break anyone in two who tries to run."
Yes, it is true. Pipe Major Sean MacLeod is journeying to join the forces of Scotland against the Britannic Usurper. A true giant, he's 34mm tall from ground to crown and should inspire the Scots with his bagpipes.
Also being planned is a Saxe-Bearstein offensive against those vile Stagonians. Rumor has it that June 15 will see action around the town of Wollmitz.
(This will be a thinly disguised battle using the Mollwitz terrain and OB from Charles Grant's "The War Game". We will, however, be using our own forces and my own "Tricorne Wars" rules. So expect photos after mid-June.)
* 'a score of stone' would be 280 pounds