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, November 5, 2017

Brioche: Technical Details

This game was based on One Hour Wargames Scenario 15 Fortified Defence. Red has 15 turns to capture both fortified "towns".

Forces are roughly equal but Red has the option to reset once per game. When he does he clears off  all of his and his whole force appears on the board edge again to try to finish the game.

Black had 12 Native riflemen (dismounted Irregular Cavalry mostly) with 2 Leaders.

Red had a General, 1 cavalry, 1 sharpshooter, 6 infantry, 1 fieldgun.

The rules were the Tin Army

Report to follow.


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    1. The Indians are vintage Britain's though the last post contained a homecast variant based on a broken figure.

  2. Seeing this l am inspired//cajoled/encouraged/self-nagged to get my 40mm semi flats ready for the table!
    Really looking forward to the forthcoming report.

  3. Like your idea of using 'One Hour Wargames' for scenarios .

    1. Initially I was unimpressed that so many were cut down versions of others' full scenarios but eventually I "got it".

  4. I must admit that your big toy soldier games are visually very appealing and have me looking at those 30+ year old Prince August moulds in the attic with a certain nostalgia!