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, November 3, 2017

Incident at Brioche

As Winter approached, General Douglas decided to march the Cyprus Hills Column to the trading post at Brioche to collect the stockpile of supplies that were supposed to be waiting there. 

As the column approached Brioche, scouts came galloping back signalling enemy in sight. They reported that Metis and Indian Warriors could be seen barricading the trading post and digging rifle pits.

"Well boys, looks  like Pere Corbeau has your rum and biscuits. Lets go get them back!"


  1. Got me hooked--and that rum and biscuit line will stay with me :).

  2. I'll be interested to see how my namesake fares here!

  3. Rum and biscuits - the breakfast of Kings. Nice looking scenario Ross.

  4. Sounds great, love the second picture, motivation and speech!

  5. I'm hooked,can,t wait to see what happens next.

  6. Looking forward to the oncoming battle ! .

  7. Ross Mac,

    You can keep the rum (I used to love it, but alcohol doesn't like me!) but the biscuits are another matter! Anyone who has taken control of my supply of chocolate digestive biscuits will suffer!

    Seriously, the scenario looks interesting and it is nice to see your bigger chaps on the tabletop again.

    All the best,


    1. Not sure its those sorts of biscuits Bob... but it is good to have them out again.

  8. Great stuff as ever Ross, love those big figures. I always admire your never ending enthusiasm for this wonderful hobby, if you could bottle it and sell it I would be your first customer :) As for Rum, I had an unforgettable experience with the stuff on my first Christmas at work as an 18 year old apprentice, how I made it home from central London that day I still don't know!