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, September 13, 2018

Intermission

For the last 2 days my hobby time has been spent tearing my jury rigged table apart, adjusting the framework, nailing it all securely together, (There are somewhere around 8 fragments of my 2009 table joined together in jigsaw fashion)  and then rearranging things so it will sit on a sturdy base which is equally supported at the same height on all sides. (Which apparently requires moving every !#@#$@$#@ book and bookshelf I own).

Normal service should resume by the end of the weekend.

In the meantime, here is a rather vague picture of a test game using Huns and other riffraff to stand in as Turks as preparations for Huzzah 2019 gain momentum.
Meanwhile, please feel free to browse through the 1,500  or so posts made during the last 8 years. There is a list of labels below...no lower...lower still way waaaay down, (many a bit too vague I admit) to help choose past topics. Here's 200 and some odd battle report posts.

12 comments:

  1. Your blog is, as ever, a treasure house of good things - always entertaining and interesting, and frequently very educational. A great favourite of mine.

    All the best with the DIY on the table. Although they are less frequent than the battle reports, the posts on the continuing evolution and re-design of your table-of-choice also provide a prominent sub-plot here. I intend to look again at that siege post you pointed me to recently - that'll keep me going nicely.

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  2. Ross Mac,

    It's good to know that your wargame table is going through yet another re-build. I take a slightly different approach and adjust my games to fit on my table rather than adjusting the table to fit my games ... but as I am terrible at doing DIY, this is the most sensible thing to do!

    Good luck with your alterations,

    Bob

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    1. Bob, I do actually fit the game to the table, but the table and the game both have to fit to the room and do so in accordance with the other, varying uses the game must accommodate. The current work was envisaged at the start of the year but it was too much to do at once and there were questions that needed to be answered by trial so this is actually Phase III in a 5 year(ish) plan.

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  3. Ross,
    Well done on tackling the Games Table renovation. With reference to your very large portfolio of past Blog entries. This may/or may not suit you...in the past with my Blog I've managed to somehow 'revise' it- to the extent that only what I'm currently working on and thinking about is listed...I've purposely 'deleted' past years of Blog entries -just mainly to preserve my own sanity. I do not know- but 'trimming' what I had seems to make an accessible site for my followers. 'Labels' being the most important. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Thanks Kev, I like being able to access my old posts. Sometimes just for the pleasure of revisiting memories, sometimes as a reminder of "been there, done that", sometimes of a reminder of good ideas or plans put away for "later".

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  4. As usual what you do here brings me great pleasure Ross, you never stop fiddling around and tweaking things :)

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  5. Bravo for tackling the table, l hope you will be pleased with the results.
    Alan

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    1. Its nice to be able to lean on it when necessary.

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  6. Alan is right. You should be leased and happy about where you play as much as you are with the figures and terrain with which you spend your time.

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    1. Absolutely, and with the surrounding area and how it all fits together. Still lots to do but most can be done an hour here or there come winter.

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