EXCERPT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Do you remember?

Getting down on your knees in the back yard and fighting battles with HO/OO plastic figures? The memories from childhood are treasured but dim. Those from 5 or so years ago ~ 2004, when Jerry Legge and I took our new 1/72 AK47 armies out in the back yard by the lake while the BBQ sizzled, are somewhat fresher. Actually, there were a handful of Airfix 8th Army and Giant US troops in my army who had taken part in those mid-60's onslaughts as well!

Herioc Naryatrian defenders (Tan) lie in ambush for the Evil Centralian forces (Green).
The elite Naryatrian  Lion Brigade Commandos in their red berets brace themselves for the assault by Centralian mini-tanks & Infantry. Honest! Look carefully by the big rock. 

The view from behind enemy lines. Its a jungle out there!

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  1. Yep... did the same myself many years ago. Happy memories!

  2. Had a complete trench and road system, airfield and prisoner of war camp in my back garden.

  3. Now and then, I wonder if its wrong that I sometimes seem to have matured so little since then...:) Ah well, simple pleasures are still pleasures!