WA week today will see the opening shots in the NQSYW version of the raid on St. Michel.( at Cold Wars) In honour of the border crossing between New Brunswick and Maine I have renamed the 1st town St Stephen. I will actually be crossing at Woodstock but the NY one is better known
The initial Northern Alliance (North Polemburg and Rosmark ) defenders will be all Rosmark troops, 2 companies of local militia, 2 squadrons of Yellow Hussars, 1 gun and 3 companies of the Queens Foreign Regt. I expect the attackers to be mostly Schuffling Bushwhackers ( I'm pretty sure I've spelled that wrong please see Sharp Edge of the Brush blog for more on Schoeffen-Buschhagen ) and Wachovians.
( I'm practicing blog updates from my new cell phone)
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
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Raid on St. Michel, Game 1: The Bridge at St. Stephen
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.