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, June 5, 2016

While I'm rearranging the furniture

the lads took some exercise outdoors. Pity that there was neither time nor close cropped ground for a battle.

Beating around the bush.

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  1. I say there, Weggie...

    Yarsss, Fweddie..?

    Did you heah somethin' in th' jolly undergwowth?

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    1. Gorram Limeys! We're not shooting friggin peasants in Piccadilly. Some one shut their yaps while we still have scalps.

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  2. Make sure you pick them all up before mowing the lawn!, Tony

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    1. I just did this section but it's pretty rugged in behind there so the blade is set high. Anyone whose head is below the top of the grass shouox be safe should I miss one.

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  3. Excellent picture, very atmospheric, hope there will be no giant ants!

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    1. There is a toad who hangs out around here. He would be pretty scary if you were only 54mm tall.

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  4. Hurrah for toys in the garden!

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    1. I was looking at the tall grass and thinking about your patches of woods. I'd need to lower the blade and make another pass before I could actually play. A flatter area might be better though.

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  6. Good fun - it is a measure of my OCD that I felt a pang of anxiety - hoping that you had counted them all carefully before and after. Oooh - nurse - the screens...

    It's good that the Brits wear sensible clothes so they can see each other clearly in the tricky conditions. Those native chappies aren't playing cricket at all.

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    1. No worries, I ordered the nco's to do a rollcall.

      I'm sure who has the advantage spotting eise, those feathers are pretty bright.

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  7. Ah- yes, nothing so good as the Great Outdoors for 54mm...epic!

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