Must learn to double check what I upload after doing it.Looks like that was an older one. Now the proper new version is uploaded...... (updated to Oct 31 version)
Meanwhile, here are 3 books on cavalry worth having, esp if you are interested in the 19th C (though 2 of them cover earlier).
Von Warner's Remarks on Cavalry is a facsimile of a late 18thC publication. I confess, I'd just as soon that someone had re-typed it. My eyes are bad enough without trying to remember that Faxony has nothing to do with sending data electronically.
Dennison's History of Cavalry was 1st published in 1877 but was updated after the Boer & Russo-Japanese Wars.
Cooke's Manual is a good "how to". Just as well not to get too deep into that stuff but it does show maneuverable well trained cavalry could be.
After supper, I rolled up a new US deployment and plan, reset the table and tried again. It was closer but in the end the result was the same.
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
Sunday, October 17, 2010
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.