Having spent the last week on Gathering of Hosts stuff including a 1540's Anglo French clash (not yet blogged) following hard on the fantasy game, I have now returned to the early 20th Century.
Since it'll take a while to get the Oerberg campaign forces ready, no molds being available yet, I am falling back on the 1914 stuff for the contemporary Great Atlantican War. Indeed I'm sure a little research will show that Oberhilse's support for Oerhilse was the spark that set off the Great War.
Before I get a game in, possibly on Sunday, I have been fine tuning the rules and confirming that the look and feel is what I want. All small stuff, for example my original Great War units were 2 x 4 infantry or 1x3, later 2x2 cavalry. When I put the figures onto trial bases I only put 3 because 4 looked a little crowded for open order troops. The idea was to increase all the units from 2x4 to 3 or 4x3. Its not going to happen. Luckily having done a few the 4 looks ok to me now. I just need to cut a big stack of bases, once I buy a finer tooth, sharp, blade for my table saw.
So, its coming! or something is coming!
Speaking of which at least the winter firewood is almost all stacked! More free time and energy coming soon.
Meanwhile, who's for a cold beer to go with all these sunny 30 degree days? (celsius)
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
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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 and 3 cats. Prematurely retired and enjoying leisure to game, maintaining our 160 yr old farmhouse and just living.