Welcome to my new blog in which I will chronicle a series of Miniature Wargames or Battlegames that I will be playing. For those who have stumbled upon the blog by accident and wonder what a wargame played with miniatures is all about, please visit some of the linked websites.
This blog follows on from last year's project to play each scenario in Scenarios For All Ages by Charles S Grant & Stuart Asquith, in turn. The chronicle of that adventure may be found here on my website. This year I want to play slightly fewer games and be able to report on each more fully so I have decided to select one game each month from the various scenarios and Table Top Teasers in Battlegames Magazine.
As you may have guessed from the poll at the top of the page, I have not yet decided exactly how I am going to proceed and am interested in your opinions and comments. I do not promise to be bound by the result or any comments but do promise to take them into consideration.
Last year I played the scenarios in 11 different periods and scales, this year I may follow the same varied approach or I may string the 12 games into a campaign either incorporating a map or as a narrative campaign. If I do so it will be either be Obehilse taking on Faraway with my 40mm glossy toy soldiers or King Rosius of Ancient Persia invading Lydia using 25mm figures. (See my Gathering of Hosts blog)
In either case, since I will be playing other games beside these 12, I may also include periodic reports of some of these games in between the Battlegames of the Month.
Comments and queries are not only welcome but actively sought.
Enjoy and may your dice roll high or low as needed.
EXERT 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
Friday, January 1, 2010
FAILTE, WELCOME, BIENVENUE, BIENVENIDA
Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a Whippet, 10 Italian Greyhounds, 4 cats and a bird. Prematurely retired and looking forward to leisure to game, garden and sculpt in our 150 yr old farmhouse.