EXCERPT 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

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas and Toy Soldiers

For some of us the two are linked together.

Boston Light Guard 
(as might  have been imagined by Britain's  knowing only that before the Civil War, some US Volunteers wore bearskins in full dress.)
Happy childhood memories!

A Merry Yuletide Season to all.

26 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you. By the way I love the BLG figure. Hopefully you will form some more units of pre-ACW militia with bearskins. That was a goal of mine.

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    1. Thanks, its been on my list for about 18 years! But I think I'm going to switch to a marching figure.

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  2. Good tidings of the Season to you as well.

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  3. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year...

    All the best. Ly

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  4. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    All the best,

    Bob

    PS. I thought that the figure was a Danish Guardsman! I stand corrected!

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  5. Marry Christmas (and Toy Soldiers), Ross!

    Compliments of the Season,

    Stokes

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  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=man5fLJbbRM&list=FLmxT0hzu4vplX_mf-mijtpg&index=2


    We enjoy your many postings !!

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  7. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you and yours Ross!

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  8. And the same wishes of good health, happiness and prosperity back to you and your loved ones.
    jerry

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  9. Ross,
    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018.
    Always enjoy your remarks.
    Respectfully,
    Bill P.

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  10. Merry Christmas Ross. Looking forward to another year of good reading and eye candy from you.
    Jeff

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  11. I knew that all along, no surprises left in the hobby for me, well maybe some.

    Well done.

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