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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Fall-ing Back

A slight detour before I get on with the 40mm tricorne stuff.

I'm satisfied that I can have an enjoyable, small, quick, simple skirmish/company level action on my table and I like sharing common systems across wargames to ease the strain on my brain and mid game confusion but........I also want to maintain the ability to play a good ol' fashioned division or corps level, battalions as units, rulers and dice, 3 hour long wargame.

Airfix & ACW, my kind of traditional.
Just gettin' underway.

This is why I've been hanging on to Hearts of Tin and why I've gotten hung up every time I try to harmonize it. Got it again! Hearts of Tin is for this stuff.

 

11 comments:

  1. Splendid - is that Brigadier Kinch I see?

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    1. Not since the spring when he was promted to Division Commander.

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  2. Every time I see Airfix Civil War figures in action I want to get my figures out. I still think that Airfix ACW figures are better than other plastic ACW figures.

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    1. There is something about them despite some minor quibbles about equipment. Certainly the only way to get a unit marching properly.

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  3. A wargame does not get any more "proper" than this!

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  4. Do you think HoT will work with Napoleonics?

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    1. I used to have a 7 Years War and French Revolution modules so yes the system can work with appropriate period troop types and special rules like infantry squares etc. However I never did get back to cleaning up the rules and making a final, official version after a per period of much experimenting. I would still like to do that but don't know when/if I will get to it but feel free to play around with it.

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    2. I used to have a 7 Years War and French Revolution modules so yes the system can work with appropriate period troop types and special rules like infantry squares etc. However I never did get back to cleaning up the rules and making a final, official version after a per period of much experimenting. I would still like to do that but don't know when/if I will get to it but feel free to play around with it.

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