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, January 11, 2018

Time to play with toy soldiers!

OK, that's enough serious stuff.  Historical wargaming is hard work! 

An outpost manned by MacDuff's Rifles falls in when a dust cloud is seen on the road from Belmont to Poplar Grove.
Its hard to believe that the year is 11 days old and I haven't played a game yet! That will change in the morning.

I half thought the 1st game of 2018 would be the same period as the last of 2017 but where would the fun be in that? Anyway, there is more work to be done on the Quebec and Acadia front before I'm ready to play another game. 

On the other hand, neither the latest additions to Oerberg's army, nor Faraway's new Rolls Royce,  have seen action yet. In a fictional land full of toy soldiers, it is never hard to find someone ready to fight and this is my favourite collection and period although it saw limited action last year.    Done!

To get in the mood I visited Project Gutenburg and downloaded Ian Hamilton's March by Winston Churchill. There is nothing like one of Churchill's newspaper columns to put a fellow in the mood for sending toy soldiers into action.

Thomas's Incursion Scenario.
Coming Soon!


  1. With a title like "Time to Play with Toy Soldiers!", one can only say "Hurrah!"

  2. Ross Mac,

    The sooner, the better ... for both of us!

    All the best,


  3. Looks like an interesting fight developing and what a magnificent piece of artillery!

    1. The gov't of Oerberg couldn't get their hands on a real Long Tom so they bought up various made in China parts and made their very own heavy gun!