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, October 24, 2017


When you live in a 160 year old wood frame house, its pretty much inevitable that there will be periodic repairs and maintenance and some of those have been keeping me too busy for hobby stuff this week.

I'm almost done the current job but in the meantime here's a musical interlude, a song about the legendary Brian Boru by the near legendry Alan Stivell.


  1. Yes, I’m not much for DIY either, but I’ve been an Alan Stivell fan for 40 years...

    1. Me too. Still have 2 of my old LP's.

      But I'm NOT doing a 20mm HOTT Medieval Fantasy Irish army.

  2. Ours was just 120. Sadly there was major structural and foundation work to do costing far more than we would ever recoup. We sold it on and it will likely be torn down and replaced with a McMansion. :( We now have a cute 1960s bungalow with space for a dedicated games room and the budget to do it up.

    1. Foundation? Well I suppose dry stone is still technically a foundation. Luckily recouping costs is not on the radar, the expression "from our cold dead hands" applies. Just got to keep it standing and waterproof. I think don't think our nephew and nieces are expecting a windfall on our demise anyway.