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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

All Clear

"So" said Sir Gawain to young Marten the page, "You have come with a message from Sir Hubert that the convoy with the Lady Katherine should reach the bridge on Saturday but you don't know which  road they will be coming by?"

"No milord" answered young Marten, "But I saw nothing on my journey to suggest that there is any danger to the convoy on either route."


  1. Replies
    1. Well he was a young page carrying a message, not a scout...

  2. Reassuring words? The games a bogie...

  3. All is quiet here...and superb!

  4. Don't like the look of those sinister chaps !

  5. Oh, ho, but who are those fellows lurking in the woods and rocks?

  6. Wonderful! Looking forward to the ambush

  7. I can't see anything going wrong with that plan.

  8. "Quiet journey, then, young Marten?" Sir Gawain grinned, though his eyes narrowed as he surveyed the roads by which the page had just arrived.
    "Extremely so," agreed the page.
    "As though Nature were holding her breath?"
    "A deathly hush," affirmed the page.
    "TOO quiet, perhaps?" murmured the knight...