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

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Party's Over

Well another wargaming getaway has gone by.
Compulsory vacation picture: Sunrise from the cottage deck. (and yes I screwed up on the panorama process)
A report on the two miniatures games will follow  when I get my hands on more of the photos taken by others.

Like this 25mm ECW picture snitched from Rob.

and when all the good food, wine and beer have settled and my brain stops thinking about the Senior Wargamers' Cottage Commune and chuckling and eye rolling at the jokes and the gaming incidents, and just plain glowing with the pleasure of time spent with old friends and new.

For now I'll leave you the quip of the weekend which came during a Viking Invasion board game.
Mike: "It takes a Pillage to Raze a Church"
Photo by Paul.


  1. Glad it went so well. I do like those Minifigs in the picture.

  2. Lovely sunrise and you clearly had a wonderful time. Look forward to more pics.

  3. Sounds like a war gamer's idyll. Liked Mike's 'bon mot'.

  4. It's really terrific that you had such a great time. Your sunrise panorama captures the essence of coastal living in autumn. Here's wishing you many more idyllic weekends.

  5. Great weekend in the country. Thanks for your contributions to a fun gaming event.

    1. Thanks for hosting. Hope we get to do it (or something similar) again next year.