Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians and Thank you to all those who stop by to have a look now and again and especially those who take the time to leave a comment.
There are several things I thought about posting about this week but what little time and energy I have had for hobby stuff has gone into a few more troops and trying to get a mini draft of the rules that I agree with. For some reason when I get to typing, things creep in and change without authorization. What I really need is another game but my table is being used as a sorting station for a bunch of old 54's that need to go live somewhere else.
The figures were just 8 more Germans to fill out the 2nd battalion and a couple of sepoys to expand the Maxim detachment into a reinforced rifle company that will get a fire bonus when stationary. Not as powerful as a full MG company but more flexible. 3 more Sepoys and I'll have a full battalion including British Colonel.
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 13, 2014
In the meantime
Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a Whippet, 10 Italian Greyhounds, 4 cats and a bird. Prematurely retired and looking forward to leisure to game, garden and sculpt in our 150 yr old farmhouse.