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, June 8, 2016

Coming On In The Old Way

When I was painting up the rest of the Cree warriors I was thinking about the possibility of using the quick set of rules I did for the 54mm attack on an Arab village last January.  Once I had the table set and started laying out terrain and troops I changed my mind and set up for the Square Brigadier which had worked well last December. It looked ok but...... it just wasn't what I had in mind and anyway that's what I'm using for the later 19th C Atlantica games. I started thinking about MacDuff but was there room and did I have enough toy soldiers for the scenario?

No, there wasn't and I didn't but I had an idea. The Grant scenarios were designed for cavalry and light units to be 1/2 the size of line infantry units. What if I cut my infantry down to 8 figures then split my 8 figure light or Irregular units into 4 man units? Would that work with the rules?

The crackle of rifle fire announces the imminent arrival of another convoy at Fort MacDuff.
(ok moving the table didn't help my phone take better pictures but I'll break my camera out for the next game.)
    Yes it did and a report will follow ere long.

4 comments:

  1. Egad! An ambush!

    I would cherish a closer look at your bookshelves Ross....

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    1. A pale shadow of their former self but perhaps when I get them ordered again.

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  2. Ross Mac,

    Another intriguing blog entry! I look forward to reading your battle report in due course.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. There was an interesting feeling of coming home to the game. The report should up sometime Friday.

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