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

Monday, June 17, 2019

Somebody order a dismounted Reb cavalryman?

Yes, in blue tunic and black campaign hat.

........Blue?....

I thought Britains' Reb cavalry wore grey? With yellow kepis?

Ah......yes, ....well...I meant rebel in my Red 'Dominion' Army vs Blue/Grey 'Rebel' Army  in my toy soldier game..... 

But its OK, I was planning to eventually add such a cavalry unit. I guess its time to do it. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

All present!

Its taken a while but the Black Horse have finally found a bugler to bring their numbers up to a full squadron of 4 toy soldiers.


His kepi doesn't match the rest of his regiment but that's how I pictured him.

The First or 'Blue' Brigade of the Origawn rebel cavalry.  
What's next? Well......there are limber horses and riders on my desk and some Rebel infantry in the wings but I think a prototype dismounted cavalryman may have snuck up to the head of the queue while I wasn't paying attention.

Friday, June 14, 2019

There was a soldier

A Scottish soldier.

And a squadron of Republican French Hussards. Can they take him? Should he take his musket off his shoulder now?