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

Friday, November 2, 2018

Rainy Day Game

Its a rainy weekend and I have no outside commitments on Saturday and no big household projects ready to go. Sounded like a game day to me but what to play?

For various reasons I found myself thinking back to my first wargame with the Montreal wargamers, an ACW game using Airfix figures. Well, why not?

I had a look at the new Plastic Army of the Potomac that I wrote up and tried in July and decided to replace the Rally rule with a basic morale throw  based on one in Battles With Model Soldiers.
Impromptu terrain for a basic meeting engagement.

10 comments:

  1. Your tabletop is looking very effective ready for the game.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I didn't get around to finishing the painting on it so plan to do so during the winter.

      Delete
  2. Strike them a blow Kinch!

    Strike them a blow!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He always does, not always a KO but always a stout effort.

      Delete
  3. I was about to say, and not a hex or square in sight, when I spotted how you have neatly camouflaged the squares. A really effective looking table. And Airfix figures too. Looking forward to a battle report.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It'll look even better again when I finish detailing it this winter. I started off with measuring tape in hand, ignoring the grid for this game, but........

      Delete
  4. Very effective battlefield as usual. Had a few battles with Airfix over the years - even had a load of ACW figures at one time.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Darn you, sir! I was ready to start a new project, inspired by your 40mm figures, then you bring up Airfix ACW, and now I'm thinking of my Airfix ACW! I am, however, looking forward to the battle report. I especially love the first photograph.

    ReplyDelete