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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Where do you want him Doc?

This lot has been improperly stored for most of the century and  it seemed like time to resurrect them.
The Medical Officer is a Miniature Molds homecast US Zouave officer paint conversion, the rest are recast Britain's from SoldierPac.

They've been rebased a la mode du jour and Nurse Little who had had surgery to help her fit  better with 40mm troops has again had surgery to restore her to her original 54mm status.

Next up, some brand new figures: a company of McAlpine's Fusiliers followed by a Rebel Aid Station and the  Pioneer Company of New Brunswick's York Regiment  which was largely recruited from African-Canadians.

15 comments:

  1. What a great little set although I'm a bit worried about who nurses the nurse after all that surgery!

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  2. Nice little 54mm Vignette Ross. Well done.

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  3. A base that now out of retirement could be potentially very busy. there looks to be room on there to fit one of those dice squares, so that hits or morale of a side has somewhere to record current status.

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    1. It could, now that you mention it!

      It could do that and still carry out its previous primary function of allowing a chance of recovering some casualties. Wasn't really needed for small games but as they grow it gets harder to track without some sort of aid.

      Thanks for the suggestion.

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  4. I really do like the idea of home=casting but apart from Prince August I am struggling to find any European websites. Any suggestions? Particularly 19th Century 54mm moulds?

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    1. 54mm 19thC homecast moulds suitable for wargaming are fairly rare apart from ACW moulds out of the US. Dutkins Lil Army has both sides for a couple of Colonial campaigns but again they are in the US.

      Berliner Zinnfiguren has most of the Zinnbrigade 40mm 1900 Prussian range in parade and combat poses, horse, foot, and guns but no opposition unless you convert or just do Red and Blue armies. It's frustrating because there were other suitable 40mm ranges but all OOP but hard to find.

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  5. Great set of figures. It would come in handy if one added aid stations to their wargames. Sham Battle rules worked in casualty removal and treatment into the game. It seemed like a nice addition to wargames.

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    1. I have included some form of field hospital provision in many of my rules going back 20 years but recently they haven't been used much as too few of my 40mm armies had suitable figures.

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  6. A nice set piece for the table--and brings to mind that I could do more by way of these kinds of touches to my 28mm collections (I have them for 6mm). As an aside, just to humor we of a certain vintage, could you first check off a decade or two next time before making reference to "most of the century"?

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    1. Well, given that we're only 18 years in, I can't shave much and I like to think that it helps them feel worthier next to their 100 year old fellows.

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