EXCERPT 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 12, 2014

Getting closer

I've  had this uneasy feeling that someone on the day might bring up the King's Orange Rangers who were involved in the defense of Liverpool against Privateers. So, I dug into the tray of figures that weren't painted in time for Huzzah and came up with 4 hatmen who have now been painted in red with orange facings and are ready to join the Loyalist defenders.

 The two sloops are done so I just need to paint windows and doors onto 3 more buildings, run a solo test game then print handouts and I'm done. Just in time to take it all to Halifax to test it with live gamers and hand it over.  Mind you there is now a 50% chance that I will make it to the museum for 1/2 a day on the 28th.

In any event by Monday I should return to my normal programming. The Siege of Malta by Franscisco Balbi di Correggio has arrived and the shiny 19thC guys want to try out the new boats.


  1. I wish I were able to come over to Halifax to see and take part in your game at the Museum.

    Perhaps one day ...

    All the best,


    1. Bob, next time you take a trans Atlantic cruise and make it to Halifax, I'll bring it down the waterfront for a reprise