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

Monday, October 13, 2014

In the meantime

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians and Thank you to all those who stop by to have a look now and again and especially those who take the time to leave a comment.

There are several things I thought about posting about this week but what little time and energy I have had for hobby stuff has gone into a few more troops and  trying to get a mini draft of the rules that I agree with. For some reason when I get to typing, things creep in and change without authorization. What I really need is another game but my table is being used as a sorting station for a bunch of old 54's that need to go live somewhere else.

The figures were just 8 more Germans to fill out the 2nd battalion and a couple of sepoys to expand the Maxim detachment into a reinforced rifle company that will get a fire bonus when stationary. Not as powerful as a full MG company but more flexible. 3 more Sepoys and I'll have a full battalion including British Colonel.


  1. And a most delightful "Happy Thanksgiving" back at you, Ross. I just finished a nice turkey dinner prepared by my sweet wife.

    And I am prevented from playing games for a similar reason . . . my game table is covered with the troops and detritus of my ECW project (and sadly will be so for a while I have lots and lots of cavalry to paint yet).

    Still I have much to be grateful for and I hope that you have the same.

    -- Jeff

    1. Thanks Jeff, all in all, despite some rough bits, the last 12 months have been good.

  2. I made pub food and a pumpkin pie as turkey is hard to find in Japan

  3. My best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving for yourself and family, and for all Canadians.

    No hurry with the rules and stuff; fascinating when it appears, but there is, I hope, no burden of expectation.

    1. Thanks Steve. No external burden but I like to post more than once a week to avoid a slow slide to stagnation but at the same time I'd rather avoid too many placeholder posts.

    2. Thanks Chris, welcome to my head! :)

      Please don't feel oblige to comment, I often don't (not sure I have ever commented on the Plastic Pelisse despite often using it). But it is nice now and then to get some idea of who is out there.

  4. Ross Mac,

    A Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your countrymen (and women!).

    I hope to visit Canada again someday as it was one of the greatest places that I have ever been to. It seemed to combine the best of two cultures (US and British) with some extra and unique 'spice' coming from the French and the original native inhabitants.

    All the best,


    1. Thanks Bob, it would be a great pleasure to see you on our shores again.

  5. Ross,

    Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to you. I always enjoy reading your blog, even though I never comment. Because you tackle so many different issues, I never know what I am going to find when I come back to read your latest musings.


  6. A belated happy thanksgiving to you too, Ross. Your blog is one of the hobby things I am thankful for.