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

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......



14 comments:

  1. Don't like the looks of that abbattis.

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    1. In the sense that I wouldn't want to be the one to assault it.

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    2. :) Never was good at getting foliage to stick on Woodland Scenic trees.

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  2. I really like the look of the tabletops and units of this and previous post. The woods look wonderful! (although a little bit dangerous it this setup).
    Very inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing Ross!

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  3. Agreed with Mr. Paz's remarks above. All of your games/armies/tables always look inspiring in the extreme.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thanks Stokes, its the fuzzy focus, leaves a lot to the imagination.

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  4. I like the fellows skulking in the background in the woods.

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  5. Looks like a tough assignment for the lads - that abatis, as earlier remarked looks like a nasty obstacle to get by. Shades of Fort Ticonderoga?

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    1. Ticoneroga? That was a piece of cake by comparison.

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  6. Ross.
    Would it have been possible to clear out the woods at the top of the picture and then launch an attack on the flank of the fortified position? Also - do you have any sappers or engineers, stout fellows with axes, who might have a go at the abates? Would your light infantry have been able to deploy to the front and pin down the gunners while the abates was cleared and a flank attack launched? Damn fine looking game!
    Jerry

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