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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Rebels with a Cause

Another unit for the Fantasians, Bright and shiny and ready to rumble!

The  'Old Toy Soldier' look is certainly fast! My version is not terribly authentic if compared to the real thing but I like 'em like they are.


This puts me back on track for the planned mix of Union, Confederate and ..."special" units which I abandoned in 2016 to make a plausible Western US army for a fictional clash on the Prairies.

The uniforms and mix of poses were inspired by the following Britains set.

The Fort Henry Guard  officer has now been cast and work will start on them and then, finally, maybe, a game!

18 comments:

  1. Good to see your progress on the Fantasian Troops - well done! It is a great feeling making the shiny new toys that you have done for yourself. Cheers. KEV.

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  2. You say they're "Not terribly authentic" but they look pretty darn good to me!

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    1. Me too but there are several details 'not quite right', largely by choice.

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  3. Maybe they should be the Farmtasians. Nice looking group of Rebels.

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  4. Very much in the spirit and lines of the set that inspired them. Nicely done!

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  5. A ragged,down at heel unit ,great work. I think they very much have the toy soldier feel.

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  6. Ross Mac,

    These troops look suitably not-quite-uniform, and are ideal for representing members of a mainly militia army.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. The thing about Union and Confederate troop types is that they are so useful in so many real and imaginary wars - and the not-quite-uniform look is especially useful for smaller nations.

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  8. Do these Fantasians have their own Fantasian Rebel Yell?

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    1. I believe it sounds something very like
      "Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da
      Whack for my daddy, oh
      Whack for my daddy, oh
      There's whiskey in the jar"

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