Thousend times thanks!

To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,

On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther

Foto's Frank

zondag 10 juli 2011


dear. Friends
i heard that some of you wnt to come by onTuesday morning.Badide.On that morning I move vack to Kalorama at10.00hours.
Thiafternoon I plYed a game of Arnhem Across six bridges with Niek van Diepen, and thjngs did not go too well, weare thibnking o playing a game of"When Lions sailed"nsxt sunday at Kakorama, so angbody who'd like to join is hereby gratefully invited!I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

frabk awaiting his movement orders.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Frank is his usual enthousiastic self again, which is good. However, we should really limit the number of Casus Belli members in Kalorama next Sunday, lest it is our last visit there altoghether.

    "When Lions Sailed" from Strategy & Tactics 268, is a simulation of global naval warfare in the second half of the 17th century. It can be played by 2 to 4 players, so, counting Frank and me, we can accomodate TWO more players, and that should be the limit for now. I will check on Wednesday or Thursday whether we can be accomodated at all, so watch this blog.

    The rules can be found on, follow Boardgames, Gunpowder, Pre-Napoleonic, and then near the bottom of the list of games. Post #3 gives the rules in rtf format. So far, very few real errata, and 180 posts for an S&T game is quite good. For pictures I'd suggest a visit to

    Hope to see some posts soon!


  2. Well this sounds good, I saw the game on Frank's table last visit. I'm in if possible. One problem, my PC is in repair so reading rules via internet is at the moment a nono. I'll check this blog for further instructions. See you.


  3. For the follow-on, see Blog Awake of July 15th.