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, February 25, 2012

Tenting tonight


The Lafeyette County Volunteer Rifles proudly parade with their new colours as they march off in search of an elephant..  

Spring has come early and so have the forces of Oberhilse. Slipping quietly over the Neverwaussie River where the Stony Creek joins it, the Republicans pitch their tents in anticipation of a well earned rest. After all, the forces of Faraway are, well, far away. What could go wrong as a new campaign begins?

The artillery pitches their tent and the doctor treats some blisters as the Rifles return from a patrol through the surrounding hills.


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    1. Thanks, I'm very happy with them. Kudo's to John.

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  2. Ah - the smell of new boots.

    What superb chaps these are - you've made a lovely job of the painting, and they have real character. That's the sort of toy soldier you can believe in - the sort that fell in love with the paper ballerina in HC Andersen's story.

    Our hobby is well provided with expertise, accuracy, academic argument (no it isn't!), even with beauty, but magic is in short supply. I love these guys.

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    1. There is something about that toy magic that helps (a little anyway) counter the agonizing over detail and worry over getting "it" wrong.

      A ballerina, I hadn't thought of making one...hmmm... easy enough to snip a leg off one soldier, hmmm

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  3. Ross Mac,

    An excellent addition to your forces. I look forward to seeing them in action in the enar future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. Thanks Bob, I happy to report that conducted themselves well.

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  4. A fine looking unit with proud colours. I can't help but think well of them, foes of Faraway as they may be.
    Thanks for that lively video. It brougt back fond memories of woodsmoke and green bean coffee from my living history days.

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    1. One day I'm going to try that living history thing. I'd better do it sooner than later though.

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  5. Now those are proper toy soldiers ! Well done, Ross (& John).

    Regards,
    Steve

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