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, December 29, 2013

Reconciliation and Rebellion

The last time we visited Rosmark, the Dowager Queen had accepted an invitation to rule the break away Maritime Region and her troops had fought  a desperate delaying action at Wentworth Pass.

This action had given Rebel forces time to gather and prepare to meet the King's army. Bloody battles were expected but the King was always reluctant to weaken the kingdom by shedding Rossish blood in civil war. At a secret meeting the two rulers were conciliated and an end declared to the rebellion. For a few months peace settled on Rosmark again but the Queen had not begun the rebellion nor did her secret accord with King Michael settle the burghers' grievances.

The Pandours en route to the troubled area.

Soon a new leader had arisen and again the burgers took up arms and were soon joined by elements of the old Royal army in their white coats. A relief column was quickly gathered and dispatched with money and munitions for garrisons in the rebellious district. The Yellow Hussars, Pandours and Queen's regiments were tasked with ensuring its safe arrival.

Uh oh. Well they knew as soon as the were moved on to the table that this was coming.
First volley, 9 dice, 5 sixes. Might be a long day for the Royal forces.

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    1. You can see why I felt I had to upgrade them from militia to light infantry! Darned Rebels!

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  2. What rules are you using for this game Ross?

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  3. Good stuff, Ross ! And nice converisons on those Pandours. Did you make a new mold for those ?

    Regards,
    Steve

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    1. Thanks Steve. The conversion was too quick and dirty to warrant a new mold for 30 odd figures. Technically they should have short jackets with no lapels but I left that alon. All I did was cut the top of the grenade caps with a Dremel , file them down and trim the top of the stockings.

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  4. Reconciliation and rebellion? Sounds like my marriage...

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  5. Wow, i've missed a lot on this blog in the last few months of my little sabbatical from wargaming. Looks like lots of new stories for the coming year, of which I wish you joy and happiness, Ross.
    M

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    1. and may you and yours be blessed in 2014,..and don't let that Wasp get too close!

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