This afternoon I fired up my melting pot and cast up the 2nd batch of Canadian volunteers. This time, keeping in mind the soft nature of the rubber used for the mold, I used elastics instead of my usual spring clamps to hold the mold together. The first one out was less than satisfactory but I adjusted the elastics and 10 good castings followed. plop, plop, plop, Of course I just realized I'll need 2 more to complete the 2nd unit but that shouldn't be a problem.
The 2nd round of recruiting.
I haven't had a chance to play out the game but have grabbed a few minutes to play a turn here and there and soon realized that I was even more unsettled than I thought about what sort of feel that I want for this proposed central focus for my gaming and collecting over the next 5 years. It didn't help that I've been reading some detailed accounts of the skirmish at Ridgeway and looking at some blog battle reports of good, old fashioned tactical games. So I wavered a bit and tried this and that, adding some detail to units and combat, playing with sequences, morale etc etc. Just enough to eventually reassure my self that I was way off course and that the rules and approach used in the recent PBEM. game are much closer to what I want going forward.
So The Model Major General it is.
Tomorrow or Friday I will reset and take it from the top.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a pack of Italian Greyhounds and 3 cats. Prematurely retired and enjoying leisure to game, maintaining our 160 yr old farmhouse and just living.