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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Head'n South!

After three days of throwing cold, wet, white stuff, I'm happy to be heading South.

South to Roscia where the Naryatrians have taken advantage of the distraction caused by the arrival of The Portable Wargame to launch a surprise attack.

1/72 Naryatrian Recce units roar across the  5" gridded cloth and into Roscia.

For those who like a few glimpses of everyday life mixed in with their wargaming here's a shot from Tuesday's clean up just getting underway. I didn't bother taking more pics after today's storm.
Winter is here.


12 comments:

  1. Are you using special rules to take into account differences in range, vehicles speed, etc? If you want to continue the escapist theme you could use your Napoleonics or 7YW figures to fight a battle on some distant tropical island in the Caribbean.

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    1. Thanks Jerry, this was actually about testing the Portable Wargame mid-20thC rules. There are some very broad categories but they are not intended for detailed low level tactics. So in this case I classed the Centurians as "Elite" which makes them harder to kill while I classed the 76mm Sherman's as light (obsolete) with a shorter range and meant to class them as "poor" to make them eadier to kill.

      If as I suspect I continue to use them I'll probably add some additional modifiers and special cases.

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  2. Ross,
    Wow! That surely IS some serious snow- had no idea that it was so heavy there- thanks for showing us. Regards. KEV.

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    1. You're welcome, but this isn't particularly heavy, about average for the time of year around here. I have see this place with twice as much snow down. There are areas not so far away which usually get more than us, and some that usually get less.

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    1. Brrr? Tsk it wasn't even cold enough for my winter coat!

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  4. Ah... that's where our winter went... We are experiencing some very unseasonable above freezing temperatures this week and all the snow is melting into puddles of slush and muck...

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    1. Well we had a very few nights of -20 below and colder but less than usual ,(which I'm good with) and no more snow than usual so WE didn't steal your winter, better check the other coast.

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  5. Now that is some snow , we have had none this year so far and very little frost ,Tony

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    1. Very average for the time of year but I remind myself that 2 years ago we had 3 times the amount by mid March and no thaws so, ain't over till it's over.

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  6. Nice to see the toys in action! I've got some of those armoured cars too.

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    1. A lucky find a decade ago: $store bags of HO copies of old herald and Crescent Brits and useable tanks, trucks, armured cars, artillery and helicopters in a variety of scales but close enough. Its rarely we get the good $store stuff around here.

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