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, December 31, 2011

One last game

I have struggled this last year to keep 2 blogs active and have found it awkward to have the run up to my ancient games happen on the other blog while the final battles appeared here. The thought crossed my mind to shut the other down but luckily I slowly realized that I could just shift the ancient reports over there. So it shall be from this day forth.

So, to read an account of a wargame based on Thymbra, Cyrus the Great's famous victory over Croesus of Lydia, where reserves and a central position were used, along with some WRG worthy Gimmick troops, to defeat a double envelopment, please step over to the Gathering of Hosts blog

Happy 2012 to all. 

More thoughts on wargaming and battle reports to come here in the New Year.


  1. And a most Happy New Year to you too, Ross.

    Please allow me to say that this, your "Game of the Month" blog, is one of my very favorite blogs.

    I really enjoy all of the "thinking process" that you share with us here. I often find your thoughts very much clearer than my own on various gaming ideas . . . so please DO continue this blog (and having the Ancients battle reports on "Gathering of Hosts" is fine).

    May this New Year bring much happiness and many memorable games to all of us.

    -- Jeff

  2. Great post Ross.Happy New Year.

  3. Can't have too many good blogs.

    Happy New Year

    ... Martin

  4. Happy New Year. Keep it simple for 2012, one blog is enough!

  5. Great game as always! All the best to you this New year, and thank you for all the enjoyment of this past year, looking forward to much more!

  6. Your plan makes sense to me. Which is a bit worrying. Anyway, your posts are always an inspiration wherever they appear.

  7. Well done Ross, keep up the good work and have a very Happy New Year.