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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Twas Christmas on the Table Top.

The dice have now fallen silent for a Christmas Truce.

But.........not before I posted a page for the revamped rules to be used in the next game. So I present: The Square Major General.

These are a level higher than the Square Brigadier and have an improved turn sequence and unit structure based in part on various experiments over the last 6 months. Once proved in action, the structure will spread to the other rules in the series with amendments appropriate to the various periods and lower scales such as longer game ranges, lower levels of unit and a bit more in the way of unit tactics.

The Major General part of the name should probably be Lt General or just General since the player will be a Corps or Army commander but how could I resist?

I wish a Happy Yuletide to All!


  1. Merry Christmas from all of us at the Duchy of Tradgardland!

  2. Merry Christmas and enjoy 2015 to the full.......

  3. Glad Yule to you, too! Nice toy soldier and dog ornaments!

  4. Happy Christmas to you and Yours Ross.


  5. Ross,

    I certainly wish you and your family and friends a wonder-filled and joyous Christmas and a delightful, prosperous and healthy New Year.

    -- Jeff

  6. Merry Christmas Ross, to you and yours!

  7. And a most wondrous holiday season to you and yours! The sharing you have done throughout the years on this blog has been a true gift to the rest of us - many thanks. And have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

  8. Merry Christmas to you, Ross !


  9. A Merry Christmas to you and yours , Tony