Professor Plum, in the study, with the paintbrush
Posted by Martin on July 9, 2007
Avid reader, I write this from our newly finished garage to study conversion. And while I may not be Cludeo’s Professor Plum, I am in the study and I have been wielding a paintbrush. Gladly not to deadly effect!
It was just a small job to ease me gently back into painting after my recent illness. The “stump trump” AKA resin casting of a roadside shrine has been awaiting completion for some weeks now so I took the opportunity to finish it off yesterday afternoon while the kids were happily playing elsewhere in the house. I’ve also taken this opportunity to go for a slightly more artful layout on this post by positioning the photo (slightly smaller than previously) to the right of these words.
A couple of years ago, when we visited Bavaria, there were a significant number of these sorts of shrines still widely in evidence alongside roads out in the country. I imagine that they would have been commonplace 200 years ago, providing a focus for travellers to rest and offer up a prayer for safe completion of their journeys.
This one is destined to appear on my command base for the Prussian brigade commander Borstell. Don’t forget that a Prussian brigade was (roughly) the equivalent to a division in other armies of the time. Yep, that makes a life a little confusing for those of us who wargame according to the General de Brigade rules.