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, February 22, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Refortify

Well it appears that I'm going to Huzzah in Maine come May and it appears the value of my Davy Crocket stockade is less than its postage. Add these two  things to this being the bicentennial of the 2nd year of the war of 1812 and I decided to reduce the size of the stockade, fashion the bits into Ft. MacDuff and get that Ft. Meigs game ready for the road.


  1. Ross Mac,

    It sounds like an excellent plan ... both for the fort and the trip to Huzzah!

    All the best,


    1. The good news is that it looks like the offcuts will be useful for siege batteries rather than be pure waste.

  2. What happened to the attractive cabins perched on the fort wall corners? Or was that another fort. :)

    1. They went back to being cabins since they were't stable but yes than was the small 1/2 round fort.