Reich Duke Wilhelm celebrated his 65th birthday at his Military Arsenal of Kronenberg. Copies of Charles Grant's War Game Rules and his account of the Wolfenbuttel War arrived to mark the occasion. Also, David Dugas, of Lead Gardens, sent reinforcements to the Beerstein Army which arrived as another gift. All in all, it's not so bad being officially old. The Reich Duke cannot wait to stage a military review of his new reinforcements. Unfortunately, his chateau is undergoing a major remodeling which has disrupted the parade ground. Paintings of the review will be posted as soon as possible.