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, September 3, 2018

It happens

The rebels ordered a gatling gun from Armies in Plastic some time ago so I painted it for today's game. I didn't have time to paint up a new crew for it before the game so I reassigned some gunners.
It was probably inevitable that it first shot was a jam.

Full report tomorrow.


  1. Them new fangled weapons, can't trust any if them!

  2. Ah - the New Unit Effect - also, throughout history, how many units have been finished off at 3am to get them ready for the following day's battle, only to be carried off by the first volley or - maybe even worse - to sit on the fringes all day while the visiting general ignores them? Did Alexander the Great do his own varnishing?

  3. Newly painted figures NEVER perform well do they !.

  4. Well it's a fine piece, even if a little unreliable.