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, August 19, 2011
On Thursday I was over to Ron's for a game. This week a game inspired by, the Battle of San Bernardino Strait, part of the Leyte Gulf fracas. Ron with a squadron of mostly paper (!) escort carriers screened by destroyers had to escape into a line of squalls before I could catch them with a task force of battleships, cruisers and destroyers.
The rules and ships were Axis & Allies, slightly modified. The capital ships are a little big for the 3" hex grid but we coped. A fun little game. Bloody torpedo bombers. Hates em!
Labels: air and sea
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.