OK I have done the roughing in to bring the November Hearts of Tin up to date and have uploaded the draft copy. I haven't done more than scratch the surface of fixing formatting and adding explanations or the design notes, examples of troop types, diagrams and all the rest of the things that I want to do to make this a final and finished set of rules for myself.
Having started with the November version since it was aimed at single figures and used inches, it was tricky not losing too much of the current version and I know there are a few areas where some abandoned ideas like the old version of defensive fire haven't been purged yet and some things like immediate exchange of fire not yet written in or the terrain rewritten into more conventional terms yet but I think that the main rules are there, and ready to be tested along with the new "improved" morale. It is tempting to jump in and play a single figure colonial game but probably best to haul out the multi-figure bases and make sure that I haven't broken the part that sort of worked.
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, June 7, 2012
A Draught of Hot Air
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 and 3 cats. Prematurely retired and enjoying leisure to game, maintaining our 160 yr old farmhouse and just living.