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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Enough Already!

Well, I'm not done sorting and arranging figures and books or figuring where to store the rest of the surplus or "needs work" figures but I'm done!
The Elastolin Prince Valiant and Viking figures can go  at it day and night now.
On the far side of the room are the 16th Century and Prince Valiant shelves. I had to leave space for my gathering Turkish army on the middle shelf and that hasn't really left any room for the Romans but then I didn't really want a Roman army, they just kept sneaking into various lots of other figures until there was an army's worth. They are  probably prime candidates for resale.

Zoomed out view of the still-being-stocked and sorted North Wall figure and book shelves.

But, for now, its time to clear my mind of plans and problems, clear the jetsam from my table and get a game set up.

13 comments:

  1. Ross Mac,

    As I know from my own experience, you can only do so much before you need a break to gather your thoughts before you move on to the next stage. Have a battle (or two) and then you'll return to the task refreshed and ready to go.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. gotta clean the table first.....that's where the flotsam and jetsam washes up....

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  2. There will always be a another re-organisation on the horizon, no matter how successfu the one you are working on is doing :-)

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  3. Your shelves seemed to have turned into a diorama. Much better than having them lined up.

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    1. Only the one but its still more satisfying, the more so since these rarely get on the table.

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  4. Could the Romans possibly serve as one of those alternative armies discovered by Prince Valiant as he trudges from adventure to adventure. If Lord Greystoke could happen upon a Roman city-state in the middle of the jungle couldn't Val find the remnants of the Lost legion tucked into the mountain fastnesses of the highlands or on an island off the coast of Scotland? All the best and continued happy gaming! -Jerry

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    1. Current research and archaeology suggests that many Roman units were never officially withdrawn from Britain but slowly integrated so I have incorporated that into my stories over the last decade. However, I've refurbished as many as I want which is less than 1/2. Doing more would be a distracting tedium.

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  5. I seem to have the same issue with allied Itallians. Sneaky little things just turn up. Not sure why . . .

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    1. Arrgh! my finger accidentally brushed the delete button before I even finished reading it and it seems there is no "undo". Can you please repeat it? Something about the green shelves??

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  7. The assault tower and the miniatures are magnificent. The battle scene is very well achieved, full of action and dynamism. Congratulations and cordial greetings from the distant and cold Argentine Republic. Carlos

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