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

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shiny Militia

OK I figured these guys deserved another picture now that the Captain's hair has turned grey and the men are all polished up and shiny.


  1. Re flags - not all battalions are 600 men - most- anytime anywhere would be smaller- Do your 18 man units- smallish- include command figures ? If not the simple addition of a command group changes your ratios anyhow.

  2. Yeah 600 was an average-ey number, just to give some sort of relative measure. I'd just been looking at some Sikh War era battles with British and Sepoy battalions in excess of 700 men. The 18 figures does include an officer and sergeant, not all units quite muster that and others are stronger but its a starting point.