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

Friday, March 10, 2017

Time to get back to the table

OK, I've been having fun, no question, but its been over a week since my last game and two weeks since my last home game. Time to push away from the desk and play something.
I picked this 54mm plastic camel up almost 20 years with vague thoughts of a Zamburak for the Emir. Well the Emir and his lair have gone but it seemed like the time to finally do it. The gun is more than a bit crude and is rather over size but it was the only way I could make it a working gun that actually shoots.
(No, you will not see it in action here!
The question is, once I clear all the c**p off my table, what shall I play?

At the moment its even money between a 16th Century game to get me thinking about my main effort for Huzzah and a 54mm Cyprus Hills game, perhaps played twice with duelling rule sets, Square Brigadier vs Portable Wargame.
These 17th Lancers you will see in action here, but not this weekend. There's too much work left to do on them.
Stay tuned!


  1. The camel gun was worth the wait and the Emir would heartily have approved of it, will be interesting to hear how the portable wargame rules work with 54mm.

    1. It was fun to do. First new 54mm plastic conversion in a while. It'd better not become a habit because I don't have room anymore!