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, February 7, 2012

C'est l'aviron qui nous mène, nous mène

Ahhh I can picture the jolly coureurs des bois, paddles flashing in the sun as they sing their hearts out, well, maybe not while on the warpath. For some reason the French & Indian War always reminds me of college. The song of the paddle quoted above is one of the ones our Drum and Bungle Band (the one in which I was forbidden to actually blow into my trumpet while on parade on pain of dire, unspecified consequences) used to practice. 

This lot are Irregular picked up ?? long enough ago that I've forgotten. They look much better painted than they did as naked metal. Fitting the muskets into the hands of the firing figures was a pain. 

That's just about the end of the  unpainted F&IW figures. Keep an eye on ebay if you like any of 'em.


  1. I look forward to your trumpet solo appearing on You-tube!

  2. The Lost Trumpet Tapes. Yeah, that'd give a whole new meaning to the term viral.

  3. so I take it "Drum and Bungle" wasn't a typo? lol

  4. Nope no typo, just a mark of the esteem in which our fellow officer cadets held us.