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, March 16, 2016

Winter is Going!

Spring is upon us!

And with Spring, comes a little bit more variety.

In  honour of their role in last May's victory, HM King Michael of Rosmark  has authorized the addition of a Grenadier company to the Pandours who will henceforth be known as The Border Regiment. 
(Newly arrived PA Hungarian & Russian molds.)

I didn't do quite as much painting and playing as I'd planned over the winter but overall I accomplished more than hoped for since things have finally fallen into place after 7 years of searching, pondering, probing and testing.

I'm expecting a busy painting and playing season ahead but there are still 3 days of Winter left so still time for another game or two before the Winter Campaign Season ends.


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    1. Yes the new PA SYW figures are very well done.

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  2. They look quite smart. I like the scarlet and black / dark blue? Very handsome.
    Seven years is a lot of pondering.

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    1. Black.Based on a Russian Pandour uniform in Kannik.

      Wearisome long, esp as a 2nd bout. Still reassuring more than frustrating to end up where I began in 54mm 18 years ago.

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  3. Their 40mm stuff is really quite excellent. Your colour choices are top notch - is that a bespoke uniform?

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    1. The 2 original companies were inspired by rather than copied from Russian Pandour - frontier militia sort of in Kannik, same colour scheme but short jackets of a different design etc. The new Grenadiers are painted to match but in bearskins and with no conversion needed.

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    1. Me too though I'd have liked a different century.

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  5. Ross

    Perhaps one day PA will get around to the Grenz/Pandours????????

    Steve

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    1. Not unless they do a range of Turks for them to fight....... what I'd really like is a nice, generic General.

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    2. Ross

      I agree, I am waiting for command for most of my armies. I can swing it - after the French infantry and the Austrian cuirassier. I have discussed it with them, and it is planned.

      (The change to digital sculpting has been REALLY difficult, but hopefully things should start moving again soon, I may be getting some French moulds next week - perhaps)

      If you have any good prints of what you fancy send them, or links, and I will open a discussion on the blog.

      Steve

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