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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Progress Report

Its Fall and its sunny so I've been distracted by getting house and garden ready for winter but I've made some progress.

19 Reb regiments, 20 figs each in 5 brigades + 5 Generals and 2 guns rebased and ready, almost. There's a couple of flags to add and Brigade colour stripes and regimental numbers to add to the rear of the bases. There's also 1/2 of the 20th regiment to be painted, not to mention the 6th Brigade, the cavalry and the rest of the artillery.

But the Yankees across the table! Looks like Shiloh all over again.





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    1. Yup, having fun and the boys seem to feel good about being out and about.

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  2. Egad ! A passel of successionists!

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    1. Indeed but there is a horde of the others as well.

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  3. Almost 400 "Good Guys", eh? (I had four ancestors in the Confederate forces so I guess I have to be a "Reb" when it comes to the ACW). That's a sizable force indeed . . . how many are recent paint jobs?


    -- Jeff

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    1. Very few. 1/2 of my figures were painted, twe...no...thirty!!! years ago while over 1/2 are the volunteers painted by others probably 20 or more years ago. So maybe 100 figures painted within the last 3 years?

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  4. Rebasing, rebasing...a lot of work to do...courage!

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    1. I rely on the sight of the Rebel army to give me courage to finish their enemy.

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  5. Rebasing, drudgery at its finest....Nice Shiloh reference, Ross. ;-)

    Regards,
    Steve

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    1. Once I laid out the Rebs and looked at the 1/2 formed, disordered enemy, it just came to mind unbidden!

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  6. 20 figure units - the perfect size!

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