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

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Getting There

Well, my room isn't all back together but its getting closer.

Close enough to think about finally getting back to Atlantica and my gaming plans for this year.

The new 5x6 table, not finished but usable.

 The revised Hearts of Tin rules are just about ready for a spin. Much closer to its roots. I just need to make a final call about whether or not to go back to variable length moves. I hadn't really missed them over the couple of years since I took them out, not until I put them back into MacDuff recently.

However, I'm in the mood for a spot of painting so I think I'll indulge myself and bring a few units up to authorized strength and get a bit of that planned organizing done before I play.


  1. Good to see you back in the swing of things Ross.

    1. One day I might learn not to commit my hobby time to things other than what I want to be doing.

  2. The new table looks very neat; a square(ish) shape does seem to give a greater sense of space.

    I see the draft rules are called Hearts of Argh Tin - hope they aren't causing too much frustration!

  3. You know that I like variable moves, Ross, because it adds a bit more "fog of war" in my opinion . . . and I like "fog of war". But the rules are yours so it is your choice.

    -- Jeff

    1. At one point I think I had too many layers of randomness but I think I've removed enough to bring it back.

  4. Painting offers at least two benefits: (1) gets figures painted! (2) Gives one time to reflect and cogitate on rules ideas.