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, August 17, 2014

Little Cold War c 1965

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post. I apologize for not responding to each as usual and as they deserve but your words and shared experiences are all appreciated.

Not a great photo of an old photo but this is what my little cold war looked like going hot in the cold concrete bunker sometimes known as The Basement somewhere in the early 1960s. An attack on a missile base iir

Found this in one of the old photo albums and couldn't resist sharing here. Ground cloth, rivers, roads, fortifications, 2 sides and a scenario. I guess that makes it 50 years of wargaming?

Normal blog entries should resume in a few days.

9 comments:

  1. Take care Ross.We are waiting patiently for when you feel like posting again...
    Alan

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  2. Ross Mac,

    I wish that I had some photos of my earliest wargames, although I doubt if mine would have looked half as good.

    I look forward to reading you blog again soon.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. What a marvellous set-up, no wonder you looked so pleased!

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  4. Looks like a fair bit of urban fighting going down. Looking forward to your return.
    Regards,
    Ion

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  5. A Cold War in every sense then! And a rightly proud 'I did this' expression of the face of the young wargamer. I expect everyone thought he'd soon grow out of playing with toy soldiers. My own Mother still hopes I will.....

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  6. Great photo there, thanks for showing us. Best regards Mike

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  7. Hope things are sorting themselves out , all the best , Tony

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