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

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Yellow Jack

The Plague has struck Fort Belmont! ( or possibly its the flu or maybe only a particularly nasty cold. )

Gaming and painting has been temporarily suspended but my stock of old movies is getting a work out, and, luckily, Mike at Historifigs recently uploaded some more old Morschauser articles including 2 I hadn't read before.  


  1. I recommend rum and gunpowder, followed by a strong purgative. Regular doses of Zulu, the Four Feathers (the good one, not the modern abomination), Waterloo, Sahara (the Bogart version) and Master and Commander should also be taken. You'll be right as a trivet in no time.

  2. I hope that you feel better soon, sir. And enjoy those films and articles while working on your recovery.

    Also, Ross, remember that SLEEP is the body's best tool to facilitate healing and recovery . . . in other words, "naps are good".

    -- Jeff

  3. I trust you will be feeling better soon and take care of yourself until then...

  4. Thank you gentlemen for the good wishes and good advice.

    (Are trivets really that right?)