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

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Too Big for Its Britches

I've started adding some illustrated examples to Hearts of Tin. Not being a graphics guru or computer whiz the results are neither professional nor handy to download. (Its up over a MB)

I have however added a pdf version with really reduced photo quality but much friendlier to download and they are clear enough to get the point across.

For the indefinite future, both formats are available, but yes this means that while I'm still  polishing, I'm starting to lock it the clunky bits and slowly getting ready to call the rules done. (I'm wondering if I would consider chisel and stone to be permanent, my experiences with rebasing would tend to indicate that nothing is really permanent.)


  1. Thanks for making this available Ross. I'll aim to give it a go next month.

  2. I think I'll wait for the second edition with colour pictures, tournament army lists and proprietary ranges of miniatures.

  3. A free pdf works for me, but it looks as if you've got a pre-order from Conrad for the glossy boxed edition at $79.95. Can I have the European distribution rights?

  4. Tim, experiences suggests downloading the latest version just before playing. But, sure, if you should live so long, the rights are yours!

    Conrad, In my worst nightmares. I'll confess to being influence by outside pressure to include some examples and diagrams. Being lazy and non-graphical pictures seemed easier but I'm still not sure what might be useful in way of illustrations.

    If I ever submit to even wider pressure to design a points system, well may my finger tips rot and my dice roll all 2's