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, May 3, 2018

Getting Closer!

Three weeks from today I'll be in Portland, Maine for Huzzah. Time is running short!

I now have the German forces almost up to the New Order, just a dozen more Bluecoats to modernize and a commander or two to base up.

One German player's Command: Battalion commander, 4 infantry companies @of 6 figures, an MG company and a supporting battery of infantry
Of course, now that I had realized that I needed more persistent units rather than just more units, I had to revisit the rules again.

After wasting considerable time making the rules slightly more complicated and less exciting (which was NOT the plan), a little light went on and I reverted to the good old Square Brigadier (click) adjusted for larger units. I just had to remember that the rules were Morchauser inspired, designed to get the right effect, not to show the detailed processes. If the game goes well I'll have more to say on that.

The French are ready.
I'm hoping to play a test game on Friday but certainly by Sunday so stay tuned.


  1. A most charming table and the new HMG get's an outing.

  2. Ross- good to see you being successful at getting the gaming rules in the right balance - all ready for Portland. Great photos too. Cheers. KEV.

  3. Excellent pictures and an interesting game.

  4. The French are ALWAYS ready! Good luck to them, beautiful table!

  5. Well done! Nice looking table.
    Kudos to the French for bringing style and elan vitale.

  6. Really nice atmosphere on your pictures - I feel the heat of this region and the tangle of the battle!