About an hour ago I had a phonecall from a lady whose step- Father- in Law has become too ill with Parkinsons disease to carry on his hobby.
Some of you out there will know him well .
I'm speaking of Ex Manchester Area and Durham wargamer
Dave Hulland. now in his eighties and in a Care Home.
. Those of us who know Dave are saddened by this
His daughter in law has been taked with sorting out and disposing of Dave's collection and the poor girl has a job on her hands not knowing a single thing about our esoteric Hobby. She doen't want to just bin the lot ! but of course doesn't know a Byzantine from a hole in the road.
Dave was a great one for Ancient Warfare- I well remember his 6mm Macedonians. and Celts and Late Romans
Some splendid f 15mm Late Romans and Goths and some Early Italians also spring to mind.
Dave also had an avid interest in the American Civil War.
More recently Dave had 10mm Byzantines off me and some 15mm Confederates.
His library- especially for the Ancient World was also pretty dammned good !
There is a fair chunk of unpainted stuff too - mostly 10mm and 15mm
I'm pretty sure several of my regualr readers know Dave and one or two at least are closer geographically than I am
Now this rather nice collection has to be broken up and sold.
I've been given permission to pot his Duaghter- In Laws email here so intrested parties can perhaps help her with this
you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm sure we all wish Dave and his family well.