Viewer's Choice Celebration MiniCampaign

It has now been over 20 years since I launched "With MacDuff On the Web" and nearly 10 years since I launched my 2 blogs: Gathering of Hosts and Battle game of the Month.

To celebrate the years and the friends and the million hits I've decided to run a 3 game mini-campaign in late October. By popular vot e it will be set in the mid 18th Century.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tenting tonight

The Lafeyette County Volunteer Rifles proudly parade with their new colours as they march off in search of an elephant..  

Spring has come early and so have the forces of Oberhilse. Slipping quietly over the Neverwaussie River where the Stony Creek joins it, the Republicans pitch their tents in anticipation of a well earned rest. After all, the forces of Faraway are, well, far away. What could go wrong as a new campaign begins?

The artillery pitches their tent and the doctor treats some blisters as the Rifles return from a patrol through the surrounding hills.


  1. Ah - the smell of new boots.

    What superb chaps these are - you've made a lovely job of the painting, and they have real character. That's the sort of toy soldier you can believe in - the sort that fell in love with the paper ballerina in HC Andersen's story.

    Our hobby is well provided with expertise, accuracy, academic argument (no it isn't!), even with beauty, but magic is in short supply. I love these guys.

    1. There is something about that toy magic that helps (a little anyway) counter the agonizing over detail and worry over getting "it" wrong.

      A ballerina, I hadn't thought of making one...hmmm... easy enough to snip a leg off one soldier, hmmm

  2. Ross Mac,

    An excellent addition to your forces. I look forward to seeing them in action in the enar future.

    All the best,


    1. Thanks Bob, I happy to report that conducted themselves well.

  3. A fine looking unit with proud colours. I can't help but think well of them, foes of Faraway as they may be.
    Thanks for that lively video. It brougt back fond memories of woodsmoke and green bean coffee from my living history days.

    1. One day I'm going to try that living history thing. I'd better do it sooner than later though.

  4. Now those are proper toy soldiers ! Well done, Ross (& John).