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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Doldrums

Between social and community events and the summer heat there has been only a little wargaming related activity here in the last week.


Work has finally begun on my 16th Century Turkish army. Strictly speaking, these Drabant 40mm figures are 17thC Poles and Muscovites but once painted they will serve my Turks well enough as earlier Walachian, Transylvanian, or similar subjects or allies regardless of details.

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  1. Those are nifty - where did you come across them?

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    1. Picked up a couple from Sash and Saber at an HMGS convention almost a decade ago. They were beyond my usual price so I only indulged in a few but 2 years ago they had a clearance sale on so I took what they had left.

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  2. Splendid figures. They're shaping up nicely, too!

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    1. They are "proper" miniatures. Just delightful sculpting.

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  3. In the UK, we have been having several weeks of a heatwave, but just in the last 3 days, we have seen a (perhaps temporary) drop in temperatures by 10 degrees and plenty of rain (absent for 2 months) and the difference it has made to me in getting motivated to do some wargame chores this weekend has been surprising. At the moment, the dining table is covered in trees at different stages of assembly.


    I must say, the Drabant have nice character.

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  4. These are splendid figures full of character. I look forward to seeing them in action. Don’t forget about my three elastolin Turks ...
    Alan

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    1. Alan thank you! I had indeed forgotten. Will be in touch.

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  5. Very fine 40mm figures Ross, I really must have a look at the Drabant range.

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    1. Alas too late for their 40's though Old Glory UK seems to still have some in stock but their 28's are also excellent (based on pictures.)

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  6. Good idea to use the Drabant figures - shame they are a tad expensive.

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  7. Super look to these! A number of years ago I built a 25-28 mm Ottoman Turk collection. The look of these figures is much more imposing!

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