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

Sunday, February 4, 2018

and the work goes on

Sorry folks, no battle report but it was a useful day.
Game 2, Turn 4. A French counter attack has recovered a captured section of improvised trenches atop  a vital hill.
 I started out with a test of a new system but after four not very interesting turns, both sides had lost so many stands that the game was essentially over. I'm not trying to do the  Somme or bore the players so I pulled the plug, updated the Square Brigadier, reset the table, and started again.

Game 2 Turn 4. The first British reinforcements have reached the front line.

After playing four engaging turns, there has been some to and fro action, some tense die rolls and the need for both sides to keep making decisions. There were still a lot of turns to play but  I was out of time. Hopefully I will be able to pick it up and finish tomorrow or maybe even reset again from the begin and play a game from start to end.

(OMG there is a LOT of work to do, troops, bases, scenery, markers,etc etc)

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