It was with much excitement that I opened up ‘Wargames Illustrated’ (issue#385, November 2019) today, as I knew it contained my article on my imagi-nation, the Barryat of Lyndonia.
Every writer knows the thrill of the first sight of a newly published article. Will it look good? Will they put the right pics in? Will it read as well as it did in my final draft?
Well, I was delighted at how the finished six-page article looked. They even tarted it up by adding stills from the movie ‘Barry Lyndon’, on which my imagi-nation is based.
Followers of my blog will be aware of the Barryat, as my project has featured here many times. When I asked ‘Wargames Illustrated’ if they were interested in an article about it, they were very keen.
Hopefully readers will enjoy the article. It is a little different in that it doesn’t have any orders-of-battle, scenarios or ratings for particular rules. Instead, it is a very general jaunt through my project to merge movies and imagi-nations.
The theme of this particular issue is ‘fictional heroes’, so my article fits well – albeit it does seem a little odd to be juxtaposed with Judge Dredd and Captain Flint.
I wonder if anyone will take up my light-hearted suggestions of other potential movie-based imaginations? Maybe a Napoleonic-period country called the Richardy of Sharpe, or the colonial setting of the Unholy Flashman Empire?!