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, October 4, 2018

On the menu

I'm off to a 2 day course for Museum volunteers being held in Hubbards on the Atlantic coast. By happy circumstance, Rob Hingley (Captain's Blog)  is on vacation at a nearby beachside cottage.

The same cottage where I spent a delightful two days last year, socializing and wargaming. Last year we played a 1/72nd ACW game.

and some Portable Russian Civil War games.

This year, we are extending the civil war theme and going to old metal with Paul's Minifig ECW collection with a few of my Scots volunteers.

A game with Paul's figures last fall.

but there may be some other games as well, the available options including but not limited to an Elastolin Romans vs Barbarians game.

Hmm, maybe I should turn the planned game into a Roman Civil War.....

Back in a few days.


  1. A wonderful combination of place, people, and interests--and season. Autumn getaways, especially when you can wrap hobby into them, are the best, I think. Looking forward to a few game pix (if you aren't too distracted).

  2. Ross Mac,

    Have a great time on your course and fighting wargames with your old friend.

    All the best,


  3. Our local museum is calling for volunteers - I keep thinking about it but so many other things...

  4. Have a great time Ross and l await the forthcoming battle report with interest.

  5. We haven't had the best of weather, but the sun is up and shining this morning.