|The Marlborough Fanzine issue|
Well, it is no news that I am not Supporter #1 in the 'John Churchill for beatification campaign'. When Wargames Illustrated asked me if I wanted to contribute to their 'Marlborough Special' edition I decided the answer was... yes, but.
|OK, so I liked Rainbow very much!|
The but was; I wrote a piece which presented a slightly altered image of the great man and cast him in the role of shadowy political manoeuvre-meister in an age of duplicitous, self serving, double dealing by the great and the not so good of Europe.
|Anti Churchill bile from Hilton.. dripping off the page|
Well of course, my tongue was definitely placed very firmly in my cheek. The scenario is a Donnybrook piece built around a factual assassination plot aimed at William III in 1696 at Turnham Green.. now a rather uninspiring stop on the Piccadilly line.
|More objective writing from Nick Eyre|
I get to put all sorts of things in print which will annoy the Churchill Fan boys (of course cranking that particular handle was mostly the point of writing in the first place) but behind my shameless poking and scurrilous implications there is an interesting and challenging scenario there which pits a disparate combination of anti Williamite groups against William's inner circle accompanied by detachments of his Dutch Gardes du Corps and set in the claustrophobic and smelly streets of 17th century London.
|smug beyond belief.... The Scrivener|
If you get a chance blag your mate's copy or, please the Rupert Murdoch of wargaming publications Danny 'Warbucks' Faulconbridge and buy a copy!
Incidentally, for a mega wonderful tour through 17th century London please visit www.londonist.com and search for it using: fly through 17th century London