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 8, 2012

STAND TO!

Nkh Khu Land, Dawn on the Ninth of March, 1872,  
The Supply Depot at Kinch's Drift garrisoned by B company 42nd Foot.
As the strains of "Hey Johnny Cope" fill the air, the voice of the Sergeant Major can be heard "STAHNNND TAE!

Down by the river, a Hippo answers.
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OK, ok, Relax. This isn't actually 3rd rate ripoff of General Pettygree. Its just been a long week with more than enough non-hobby distractions but the house appraiser has been and gone, the results won't be in to the Credit Union till next week and its time to relax.

As I have mentioned, I want to do a bit of Colonial gaming in North Atlantica, but I don't have enough native Atlantican forces painted up yet. Now, there are many things that Hearts of Tin is NOT designed for. Fighting detailed very small colonial actions like, perhaps, an attack by "natives" against a garrison at some post named after some Irish fellow, is an example of such a thing. However....... as luck (or good planning) would have it, I may not have my 40mm Atlanticans ready but I still have my 54mm Nku Khu (standard or small 54mm not the new BIG brutes) and some old Britain's including the 42nd Foot. (24th? 42nd? Never been very good with numbers. )
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 Meanwhile, back at Kinch's Drift.
From behind the Stactpyne Hills comes the sound of drums.....

10 comments:

  1. Ross Mac,

    This looks very, very interesting ... and I cannot wait to see it develops!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  2. I hope they're the 42nd Foot! Anyway, my money is on the hippo.

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    1. I sold my 24th Foot years ago so it has to be the gallant forty-twa.

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  3. Ross

    Are we going to see a Kinch figure on table at some point? Can you model a pipe in 54mm?

    PD

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    1. I can but I haven't recently. At any rate the last I heard Mr. Kinch abandoned his store at the first sign of war and ran off to join the Nku Khuland Mounted Police.

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    2. He entered service in the NKMP as a troop horse, I'm given to understand.

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    3. Great, so now I have to make a 54mm horse smoking a pipe? OK, I can do that.

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  4. As always, I look forward to your upcoming battle report, Ross.

    Reading your posts makes for a nice distraction from "real life" stuff.


    -- Jeff

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