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

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Picnic Preview

Today's game was waylaid by a marathon of Dr. Who specials.  

But there's always tomorrow.

(Until there isn't.)

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  1. Not a bad way to spend a day every 50 years. I'm now watching the Third Doctor revisited....

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    1. Exactly. Tom Baker was "my" Doctor but John Pertwee did have his moments and introduced me to the word "serendipity" amongst other things. Hurrah for MPBN in the 80's.

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  2. Yeah, c'mon. There's war gaming, but then there's the Doctor.

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    1. Not to mention its only the 40th anniversary of these guys so the Doctor has 10 years on them. Seniority!

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  3. This set up brings back memories. When I was small ALL my wargames were set up with a river right down the middle between the two sides, a bridge right in the middle and the rest of the board covered in twigs set in plastercine as trees. My Airfix Federals and Rebs went at it many times. Invariably whoever attacked, lost! Great pic. I like Dr Who, but the prospect of moving these guys around while making shooting noises would win out for me. Thanks.

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    1. Those sound like good memories Andrew.

      One of the joys of no longer having to roll in to the office on Monday mornings is the ability to push the Sunday afternoon solo game to Monday morning!

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  4. Ross, sometimes the small games turn out to produce the most interesting games. Looking forward to seeing how this encounter plays out.

    Jon

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    1. They all have their place but lately I have been enjoying the small games more.

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  5. After 40 years of watching the Doctor here in New York, taking off most of Saturday to revel in the anniversary show was definitely on. The Doctor Lives.
    Jerry
    A/K/A The Celtic Curmudgeon

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  6. An exciting looking game.I must really get down to producing a desert one soon- a mat I mean, as well as the game.
    I await a battle report with enthusiasm...

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