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, December 21, 2014


I managed to play out my "Gettsburg on a Cardtable" game Friday night and Saturday but writing it up is proving harder. Hopefully it'll get done on Monday.

In the meantime here is a teaser from mid game. 

On the right, in the foreground, the Yankees moving down the Baltimore Pike where the Emitsburg Road meets it, are marching past the future site of the Greystone American History Store, books and toy soldiers! I remember when Tom, Bruce, and I were driving in from Cold Wars looking for the Battlefield when one of us spotted Toy  Soldiers in a window as we went by. "Stop! Toy Soldiers! Park the car!".....Good times.


  1. Great stuff - looking forward to the seeing the battle report.

  2. Good-looking game(s) as usual Ross.

    A quick break in normal programming, though.

    Merry Christmas.


    1. Yeah well, I'm a bit weak on Normal. Merry Christmas to you and yours and keep your eye out for those white Boomers.