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

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Teaser: The Battle of Rocky's Road

While Her Majesty's troops were resupplying garrisons, clearing their lines of communications and starting to stockpile supplies for a "Final Campaign", the Rebels quietly consolidated their  forces and launched a sudden attack. General Douglas was caught off guard and forced to order a hasty concentration.

MacDuff's Brigade was stationed forward on the frontier while the Guards were billeted in and around the prestigious Double Inn in Windsor. The Cavalry Brigade was in reserve near Belmont.

This portion of the Origawn Territory is mostly flat open prairie with occasional patches of woods and an increasing number of isolated farms. There are not a lot of good defensive positions. A quick look at the map shows that there is a low ridge just East of the Belmont Road. Running along this ridge is a secondary road known as Rocky's Road that runs down to Windsor. The Ridge and road are named after an old trader named Rocky whose cabin is home to the best whiskey in the territory.

B Battery opens fire as the rebels arrive.
This could be a long day.

It was the most obvious place for the army to concentrate. MacDuff was ordered to fall back to the Ridge and hold at all cost. The cavalry was ordered forward up the Belmont Road while the Guards were ordered to march at best speed up Rocky's Road from the Double Inn.


  1. This looks like having all the makings of an exciting scenario. Let’s hope the guards make it...

  2. Strategic ground, indeed: the key route to best whiskey in the region and a fledgling ice cream stand on Rocky Road at the crossroads selling an exciting new flavor...will the cavalry arrive in time?

  3. Looks like fun! I really need to follow through on my resolution to do more solo games...

    1. Next best thing to a real one. I'd suggest starting with narrative heavy games.

  4. It looks like Macduff has a good position to hold the rebels off. I'm looking forward to the battle report.