I wanted to register my sadness at hearing of the passing of Alan Cook of the ABC Wargamers' blog, after a long illness.
Alan amongst other things was a great S Range man with an unerring eye for conversion possibilities and huge skill in carrying them out. He sent me some of his pieces, including a wonderful Franco Prussian War ambulance, which I will treasure.
His later Nineteenth Century armies were stunning and stand testament to the man.
If you would like to mark his passing I suggest you go over to the blog and look at some of his work.
I never met him personally, only by email and internet, but he was unfailingly friendly, courteous, and helpful. I can only start to imagine what his family and friends must be feeling.