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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Beef and Beer for the Boys

Excerpt from the "Illustrated History of the Origawn Rebellion".
While the Origawn Rebels had been holding General Douglas' attention, the Kree had invested Fort Henry and supplies were getting low. It was up to Douglas to ensure that they got through!

Aware of the Kree's uncanny ability to seemingly appear from nowhere, Douglas advanced prudently with scouts moving ahead to check for ambushes. As the column approached Little Bridgeton, the caution paid off.

The Kree, as usual, were determined fighters and deadly shots. The Advance Guard pulled back to regroup while the rest of the escort deployed and open fire. For the first time in this campaign a Naval Rocket Brigade took the field to the dismay of the rest of the convoy. 

A coordinated assault on the town was repulsed with heavy losses but the men rallied while the General weighed his options.
The sun was getting low in the sky and the defenders of the direct route had already taken losses so, "Hey Diddle Diddle". This time the Fusiliers went straight in with the bayonet and the enemy fled.

As the Kree warriors attempted to rally in the centre of town, Lt Cdr Burrell finally found the range and landed 2 rockets squarely on the rallying warriors, scattering them! Encouraged, the Fusiliers pushed ahead clearing the town. . 

In desperation, Chief Yeller Bonnet led a party of braves back over the ridge in a wild charge against the Director General's Bodyguard who dismounted and repulsed them with accurate rifled carbine fire. While the wounded chief was escorted to the rear, the wagons  began rumbling over the bridge and heading up the road to Fort Henry.

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like the Director General's Bodyguard has put to rest any doubt that they are all "flash and feathers".

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    1. There was a time when the 40mm vetsion of the regiment was reknown for its valour but I changed their coat colour to red and they never really recovered.

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  2. Ross Mac,

    What a splendid little action! I can hardly wait for the next instalment.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Ah, rockets, you can never have enough of them!

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  4. As always Ross your wargame pictures bring a smile to my face, lovely figures and I like the touch of humour you manage to inject into your narrative.

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    1. Thanks Lee, Its hard to get too serious when playing with glossy toy soldiers.

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  5. Most enjoyable battle reporting,l especially liked the rockets. Visually appealing es ever with great captions.
    Alan

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  6. As soon as I saw that the Kree had invaded, I immediately pictured the battle in 1970s Marvel-comic style ;)

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