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, August 14, 2015

Are We There Yet?

Nope. Of course I did take Thursday off to go to Halifax to play a game of Colonial Battlecry.


Ron's Ral Partha and Minifig Troops apart from a few of my old RAFM and Frontier mounted officers from our early 1990's games when the units were 20 strong. As so often I was too absorbed in the game that I forgot to haul out my phone to take a shot until after I'd been forced to give up the effort to break through his Hasty Blocking Position. 
(Not sure what's up with the colour! Sorry!)
I am very slowly getting my room back into order but having had to move my painting light a few weeks ago without having my old desk upstairs ready to go again yet, I finding that I am getting impatient at not being able to sit and paint when I get the itch. Should have that fixed my Monday if not sooner.

In the meantime I did make time to play that test game so I could move the table out of the way to gain manoeuvring room.
Since I was using my first metal wargame figures (30mm from 1973), and it was the first game on 1 10 x 14 grid of 9cm squares, I decided to play the first scenario from CS Grant's first book of Wargame Scenarios.

A narrow squeaker of a win for my British over a programmed French attack and a good time was had my me.


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