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, August 28, 2016

Reinforcements Ride In

I didn't manage a game this weekend but I did make time to cast 3 heads and convert 3 more Britain's Light Dragoons into US cavalry.

E Troop charges across the plains.

Good thing they aren't the next Troop.


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    1. Thanks. One of them managed to tilt his head while the epoxy set without me seeing.

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    1. Me too although I rarely got to see it, neither of the 2 Canadian channels we got carried so I only got to see it when visiting a friend or family with a rooftop antenna that picked up US stations.

  3. I have been away from your blog for too long, mea culpa. I quite admire these troopers, galloping through the Annapolis Valley. All that's missing is Garry Owen playing in the background.
    I can't see the YouTube screen through the Army firewall at work but I am guessing it is F Troop, which I remember fondly.

    1. You are forgiven. I hope you scrolled back through s month of inventing Canadian history. And yes its the opening from F troop.

  4. What a fabulous first picture!

  5. Hi Ross,
    The guy with the cocked head looks like he's trying to remember something.
    "Dammit, now where did I leave that hemorrhoid ointment...?"

    Now you have to do F Troop so you can have a Corporal Agarn figure.

    1. There is a strong family resemblance to these guys, or maybe its just the hat which I chose for that reason.