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, March 27, 2010

CW2010 Postscript and acknowledgements

One final note, I had a great deal of fun as co-GM with these St. Michel games but that would not have been possible without the wargamers who came and played. I had meant to ensure that I had notes on everyone's name and what their role was but alas, in the excitement of the day(s) I forgot! So I know all of the names of some of the gamers and some of the names etc  so I have chosen to list none at all but you know who you are and   I am greatful to you all, without you, I would not have had such fun. (and be grateful that I haven't posted some of the candid mid-game photo's I took of you!)

Thanks also to Rob & the HAWKS without whom the games wouldn't have happened at all.

and in keeping with Lawford & Young's exhortation to glorify your victories, my especial thanks to Rob & Geoff for letting my troops capture a gun and 2 colours :)  and my sympathies to the many widows of Wachovia.


  1. Thanks for the posts, Ross; one of the highlights of the year so far for me, as regards online reports.

    Just one late question occurs, out of curiosity - what size was the table?

    Steve Gill

  2. Thanks Steve. I think the table was the standard 6'*10' convention.setup. Last year for Lobositz we used a special longer one probably 15' (the tables are made by pushing together 6'x2.5' folding tables.) We did have at least 1 extra table at our call this year but decided to use it for staging. Incidently, our 40mm units have about twice the frontage of the originals, compared to the musket ranges that makes each company about right for a battalion in 3 ranks, making each charge regt a brigade.

    As an aside, the pre-con game was Robs smaller hometable, memory fails as to whether it is 6x5 or smaller but using compaies as units, the game fit well.

  3. The home table is 6x5; two 30" by 72" folding banquet tables.