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

Friday, December 26, 2014

Here They Come Again!

The game is a table!

Since I'm not ready to play the full second day I  taped off a corner of the table, a bit over 1/2 the possible playing area, and just laid out the 1st day terrain. The larger number of 4" squares made it easier as hoped.
Masking tape roads and railway cuts won't earn any beauty awards but they are fast and flexible.

 I did investigate the possible of scaling each brigade to match historical totals but in most cases the total stands per division ended up the same as using standard sized brigade units so I went the easy  OS route and all brigades are 3 strong except 2 in the VI corps which are short a stand to correct the Divisional numbers.

Hopefully I'll finish the game tomorrow and have time for a fantasy medieval game then a year end Toy Soldier game.

7 comments:

  1. Glad to see Santa did not forget you. Have a great New Year! Bill

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  2. Ross Mac,

    I have followed your blogs about re fighting Zgettysburg with interest, and you do seem to be on the verge of achieving your goal. Keep up the excellent work.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. Thanks Bob, I wasn't sure initially that I wanted to come here but I am enjoying it.

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    2. Ross Mac,

      Zgettysburg? Was I drunk? Too many glasses of ginger beer I'm afraid!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    3. Not using a touchpad keyboard by any chance. Z is right next to the shift key. Its a familiar spelling......

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  3. Ross Mac,

    Got it in one! Oh the joys of using an iPad!

    All the best,

    Bob

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