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, September 25, 2015

We interrupt this blog for this flash report....


Yes, the Martians have landed at Ron's house. These are from the All Quite on the Martian Front range by well who ever makes it. Nice models and the game was fun despite the rule booklet's occasional lapses into unintelligible English and skewed points (which we ignored).

I'm not sure yet how much depth it has but we will play again. I might even finally build the Reviresco Martian Tripod that I bought 10 years ago.

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  1. I have a soft spot for Martian tripods ever since I first heard Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds album as an undergrad, and before that, I guess, the Classic comics version of WOTW from grade school. I've seen some very interesting projects on blogs of late, and would love to see your own tripod model.
    "The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one, he said. The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one .... and still, they come ....."

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    2. That's why bookmakers are penniless.

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    1. Ron was all set for a colonial game when the Martians arrived.

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  4. OOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooAAAAAARRRRRR!

    OOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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  5. Oh god! Fortunately France is far away, we can prepare our defense...lovely setup Ross!

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    1. Yes we weren't sure where this battle amongst the palm trees took place but you have time. Use it well!

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  6. Looks like a lot of fun - impressive too - is that cotton wool splat a hit on a tripod, or are the Martians using gunpowder?

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    1. After losing 7 of his original 9 stands, reinforcements figured out how to blow one up. A relieved and jubilent Ron was trying to pry the top of the modrl off when I suggested a puff of smoke.

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  7. And the world wonders: can Atlantica hold out?

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    1. Atlantica was hoping that it would never come to this!

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