Thursday, 20 April 2006

Argentinian Squadron goodwill visit

The Argentinian 'Independencia Squadron' has conducted a highly sucessful goodwill visit to Port Jackson in the new South Wales Colony. The obligatory cocktail parties, polo and cricket matches ensured the tourists enjoyed their stay, as well as some mock battles and training exercises over the city.

Commodore Francisco, the Task Group Commander, paid Official calls on the Governor, and the Port Admiral (in addition, it is rumoured, to some seedy backstreet establishments popular with sailors). He was glowing in his praise for the sucess of his visit and he expressed his hope that a second Argentinian fleet, the 'Escuadron Libertad' would be able to repeat the visit later this year.
These lovely Nefs are the product of Francisco's workbench. Incredibly, though he is a long time wargamer he has only just begun to paint and he has been swinging a brush for less than a year. Makes it even more impressive eh? You can see the rest of his Fleet arrayed here:
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=9577807&uid=3161743

Thanks Francisco - help yourself to a snifter!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Message from my mate Luis aka "Cuban Commissar":

Hey Tas,

Just wanted to let you know that I had a walk through of your blog. Hadn't been there in a while so I decided to make an inspection.

The pics were awesome and your doing some great work with the VSF stuff. I like the Prussians dirigables a lot.

Keep up the great work!

Thanks

-Luis

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