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.
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, 4 cats and a bird. Prematurely retired and looking forward to leisure to game, garden and sculpt in our 150 yr old farmhouse.