One final note, I had a great deal of fun as co-GM with these St. Michel games but that would not have been possible without the wargamers who came and played. I had meant to ensure that I had notes on everyone's name and what their role was but alas, in the excitement of the day(s) I forgot! So I know all of the names of some of the gamers and some of the names etc so I have chosen to list none at all but you know who you are and I am greatful to you all, without you, I would not have had such fun. (and be grateful that I haven't posted some of the candid mid-game photo's I took of you!)
Thanks also to Rob & the HAWKS without whom the games wouldn't have happened at all.
and in keeping with Lawford & Young's exhortation to glorify your victories, my especial thanks to Rob & Geoff for letting my troops capture a gun and 2 colours :) and my sympathies to the many widows of Wachovia.
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
Saturday, March 27, 2010
CW2010 Postscript and acknowledgements
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.