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

Friday, January 28, 2011

Picking up where I left off

Hurrah! After a tiresome 2 weeks and various hassles, the Albatross (aka house) has finally been sold and recovery has begun. (and Zvezda WW1 Russians ordered!)

First up, Hearts of Tin. It occurred to me that I had forgotten to include rifles in the melee chart and upon revisiting it, found that the format was awkward. That has been reworked with the usual collatoral damage. I have also been over the rules numerous times looking for discrepancies and seeking to make things clearer. (Also threw in commander personalities since the more important stuff was done.)  The updated version is now available from the new link to the left.

A quick reference sheet will follow as well as illustrated examples of combat, formations etc. Hopefully soon.

The last game of the month is now scheduled for Sunday. Normally a revised version calls for either a historical scenario as a sanity check or else a tried and true teaser but I have a sudden urge to visit Plattville.


  1. Good to hear about the progress on the house, I'm going through the same glacial process in the other direction.

    If the Zvesda Russians are anything like their Napoleonics, you are in for a treat.

  2. The PSR preview sure looks good.

    Of course I felt better about ordering before I heard the news about the owner of Mich Toy Soldiers, which is of course where I ordered from as usual.....