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, June 28, 2013

Waiting for the enemy

Federal Troops take up positions on Boot Hill, ready to resist a Rebel attack.

15 infantry units (4 stands each), 6 skirmish units (2 stands each), 10 batteries organized into 6 Divisions (aka Brigades).

Each stand represents an average of 200 men, each gun represents 8. An inch on the table is around 40 yards. This is around the top end size of battle that HofT is intended to handle. My usual scale is 1"=25 yards and 120 men per stand.

Any resemblance to a real battle, living or dead is purely delusional.


  1. Yikes! Wouldn't want to be Johnny Reb! What's in the wargaming air, do you think? ACW seems to be everywhere.

  2. Well I dunno but it is the 150th anniversary of one well known action this coming week. Mere coincidence on my part but it has brought it a little more to mind over the last 2 years.

  3. Ah ! the sight of those Airfix figures takes me back to my youth !