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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Getting Squared Away


Well, I just accidently over wrote the blog post I stayed up last night to finish. Luckily there was nothing important because I'm not going to rewrite it! (Bloody tablet with its small blodfy screen and tiny buttons and my fat fingers and blurry eyes! )

British infantry deployed as 3 game units representing 100 to 300 men each depending on the scenario rather than as 1 multisquare battalion or 3 x 400 men battalions

The important point was that I have finally gotten back to my plan to turn the War of 1812 back into a Square Brigadier campaign capable of being played on my main table or on my  cardtable grid, including out on the patio table.

Crysler’s Farm mock up.
A draft Square Brigadier in the War of 1812 has been written and as soon as I cut some more bases and get everything glued down flocked and painted, I'll give it a go. I need a bit more editing on the rules but they should be posted by tomorrow. No innovations but more focused.


  1. Will there be different basing for the troops of the Northern native Kingdom ?

    1. The basing will be the same. The unanswered question is will it be a 1 base = 1 unit,Square Brigadier game on a grid or 2-4 base Hearts of Tin nongridded game. Will see how this goes first.

  2. Those Yankees don't look too bad - that blue and white painted up well.