For those who have an interest in vintage/antique toy soldiers and "pre- wargaming hobby" wargames but don't follow the Steam, Steel and Torpedoes blog, check this post on a how-to Wargame article from 1900. (or Clicky as some might say).
Meanwhile, progress is rapid on the reorganization of the early Atlantica armies and, rolling back the clock to c1830, an amphibious expedition is underway against a Brethren of the Coast refuge on the coast of what will become known as the Kapelle Territory, right next door to the Oberhilse trading zone which will become Oerberg.
A simple operation but these things rarely go as planned......
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
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
While We're Waiting
Labels: atlantica history
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.