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
Saturday, July 7, 2018
This weekend I've finally gotten back to work on my room. My remaining 25's have again been banished to boxes in the cupboard leaving this wall of shelves for the 18thC and 19thC armies and the other wall for the 16thC and older armies. The bookshelves have been shifted and finally put in order and I've moved the table a little to make more room for players between the table and shelves.
Nearly 12 done.
Once I get the troop shelves on both walls adjusted and refilled, it'll be time to build the table. (At the moment its a few pieces of thin plywood balanced on various improvised supports.) I do actually have room to make the table just a bit bigger but I've found that I almost never use all of this table as it is.
It seems that the time spent learning how to adapt rules, scenarios and armies to smaller playing surfaces has born fruit.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a pack of Italian Greyhounds and 3 cats. Prematurely retired and enjoying leisure to game, maintaining our 160 yr old farmhouse and just living.