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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Tin Army Marches On

Hoorah! I found time yesterday to play the game.
Minnow tried, she really did, but its just not her thing.
No time this morning for a full battle report but two thumbs up. Shortly before starting I had looked at the Kapelle game from June and, as I fiddled with the Major General over the first few turns, I realized that I was reinventing the similar but slightly different Tin Army which I had been happy with but had somehow sort of almost forgotten. So I ended up playing the Tin Army with the addition of the Chance Cards. Exactly right.

Battle report with comments tomorrow and hopefully the first full draft. Work has already begun on the permanent (sic) table.

14 comments:

  1. Ross Mac,

    It sounds as if you have solved all the problems you had, and the photograph is a great 'come on' for the battle report you are going to write.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. I have at least found the optimum compromises, at least I hope that is the case.

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  2. You must have had to use a lot of metal to cast the giant cat! I'm looking forward to the battle report.

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    1. A hollow cast cat would probably make a great doorstop. Probably not so good at anti-rodent security.

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  3. Look at the masthead photo . . . the late great Hector was a cunning and predatory GENERAL . . . poor Minnow just doesn't (at least yet) have the 'charisma' of Hector . . . but we are all glad to see her trying.


    -- Jeff

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    1. She reminds me a bit of Cleopatra at Actium waiting for Mark Antony to win so she can cuddle.

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  4. Yes, Hector was clearly in command. Minnow looks a bit skeptical.
    Nice photos. Sounds like you're getting closer to the kind of games you want. And the "permanent (sic) table" made me laugh.

    Game on!

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  5. What size cat is your grid system designed for?

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  6. Good stuff Ross. I imagine you as part of a sort of great wheel, coming back on yourself. You seem to have enjoyed the journey though.

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    1. Never back in exactly the same spot, always onwards, with a few bits swapped out.

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    1. Uh oh, doesn't actuslly look like being much of a battle report at this point....

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