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, June 15, 2013


Its disturbing sometimes, just how much I rely on my laptop and on the net. Not as disturbing as having it die though!  Arggh!

Luckily the essential bits are tucked where I can access even from a smart phone like I'm using for this post. The rest is probably better off being let go, not all clutter is physical and of course I have everything its just how compatible will old devices and methods be with what the new device will be? And how adventuresome will I be to try different ways of doing things?  Of course, having finally fixed the touch pad on my laptop and decided it would last another year,  I just spent the last of my hobby money on 4 lots of Merten figures including Zouaves, landsknecht drummers and centaurs amongst other things. So funds will be an issue as well as interconnectivity.
Maybe I'll make one more effort to revive my laptop........

Meanwhile my new green paint doesn't look quite the green I expected, nor did it cover the hexes, merely muted them. It'll have to do for now though. 5' x 6'8" and high enough that an open sweater or plaid shirt won't sweep figures on to the floor anymore when I reach for the middle. Plus there is a ledge underneath all around just big enough for spare dice and markers or a unit or two of off table or hidden troops.


  1. Faint hexes just showing through the green paint - that sounds like my table - "stealth" hexes - you may ignore them or use them, as you wish. People pay fortunes for that kind of innovative design consultancy.

  2. Given that I'm trying to convert from hexes to square s, that's. just.the sort of consulting advice I'm used to. It is a nice effect.though.