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, May 12, 2018

The Final Flocking Offensive

The armies are finally flocked and ready to go,

and the British battalion has even got its own MG at last!

The Germans have double the number of infantry companies and the support of that field kitchen but the quantity of artillery and machine guns is equal and the Allies have a slight edge in cavalry, not to mention the armoured car, but only 1/2 the Allied units begin on the table.

I don't think it'll be easy for either side.


18 comments:

  1. Well timed—and fine looking lads!

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    1. Barely got their trousers on and they're heading to the front.

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  2. Nice work there Ross - will be good to see the Allies and Germans in Battle.

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  3. Superb looking figures, Ross, I have really enjoyed watching these posts over the last few weeks and. Only just resisted teaching for my box of Airfix WW1 figures. Vive la France! Etc etc
    But what's this? A German Field Kitchen but no Tiffin Waggon for the British Battalion? Will they have to fight past teatime without stopping?

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    1. No leave for tea until the fighting is done. (But more importantly the allies have ended up slightly stronger than intended so no in game replacements for the weary allied soldiers.

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  4. Over the decades I reckon I have breathed in enough flock to ensure the inside of my lungs are verdant and green!!

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    1. These days I'm using free sawdust then painting it s my lungs will have a top coat of tan over the green.

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  5. Using my system of coloured tetrion on bases was originally just to prevent it showing white if it chipped - I really did intend to flock everything as well. Never happened, now the thought of flocking everything as well is... not a thought I would ever like thinking. Still the best looking oiption though.

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    1. When I decided to do all out "glossy toy soldier" I decided it would be better to go no-flock but too many figures were already both glossy and flocked so it was easier to fit new figures to the old system. Of course now I'm rather wishing I'd bitten the bullet when there were only a dozen or so.

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  6. They look great, Ross! Eager to see a few photos of the eventual battle between all of them.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. I will try to remember mid game. With no co-gm it'll be tricky.

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