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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

An Old Saw (mill)

Finally things are settling down and I've had a few hours to get back to chasing things back onto shelves or at least out of the way. Its not done but the room is already more functional that it was.

Its time for a play break.
Sawmill Village about to be contested yet again!
Having spent a few minutes updating the Square Brigadier Quick Reference Sheet (click), it is ready for a proper test game. It would have made the most sense to get the 40mm WW1 guys out but I was in a mood for Guards and Highlanders. I wasn't in the mood for much more brain work so I fell back on an old favourite: CS Grant's Sawmill Village.

Largely by coincidence, my new 11 x 14 square tabletop grid matches the 5'x7' table used in Scenarios for Wargames at a scale of 1 cm on the map equalling a grid square on the table. That level of accuracy is, of course, not needed but it tickles my fancy to do so. Too bad it won't work with any of the other books.

The troops have just marched on to the table and will now bivouac until Sunday morning when all hell is likely to break out.

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