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, July 1, 2018

Teaser: The Origawn Rebellion goes hot at Moose Creek

Happy Canada Day to us!


The first shots in the Origawn War have been fired! There's no stopping it now!
The Rebels open fire and redeploy as the Red Queen's army appears on the far side of the bridge over Moose Creek.
What a relief it is to once again have a free hand to not only imagine the armies, the politics and the military situation, but to not know the outcome in advance! Will Origawn fight its way to freedom or be once again ground under the Red Queen's High Heels? Only time will tell.

Emotions are running high, I'm predicting a seven or even nine year war.

An overview of the table at the end of Turn 1.
Hmmm there seems to be a lot of empty space on the battlefield. I have a feeling that these armies are going to need more men!.


The Grey army (yeah I know a large chunk of the army is in Blue but I want to avoid confusion with Oberhilse's army.) has moved a significant percentage of their combat ready forces to the bridge at Molasses junction. Their plan is to hold this line until they have enough force to cross over into the Blue River valley.

Hearing of this, General Hubert, the commander of the Queen's Field Force, has determined to launch a pre-emptive strike. A portion of his force has been dispatched to pin and distract the enemy at the bridge while the rest makes a forced march over a crossing to the East to flank the enemy and rout his army.


Well, that's the plan anyway. We'll see how it goes.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Ross,

    I smiled when I read your comment about the "gray army with a large chunk in blue" as it reminded me of the CSA early during the ACW and somewhat similarly the army of the USA in the War of 1812. You know...the war where you Canadians burned down the White House.... Sorry another bit of error which slipped into the mouth of a certain US personage.
    Jerry

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    1. I don't mind being blamed since it was redcoats but I get annoy when some people suggest you guys burned York in 1813 in retaliation for the burning of Washington in 1814!

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  2. Happy Canada Day to you and your fellow Canadians! What rules are you using? I see the cards are in play. Have fun!

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    1. One of endless variations of the Square Brigadier/Tin army

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  3. Happy Canada Day to you and yours. Great looking game l am looking forward to seeing what happens. The newly raised forces look fantastic on the tabletop.
    Alan

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  4. A great looking table but you're right it could do with more troops!

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  5. Hello Canada - enjoy your special day. Ross, yes more men :-)

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  6. Nicely done! No doubt they will put "paid" to the rebels as the saga continues! I am sure the recruits in the pipeline will soon join their fellow soldiers.
    Happy Canada Day!

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  7. Lovely shiny figures Ross - looks like a great campaign beginning

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    1. Despite my best efforts the result was in favour of a good storyline.

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  8. Looks like a fun game, Ross, I like that last shot.

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