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, December 7, 2018

Meanwhile, for your 19thC Central/Eastern European Wars viewing pleasure

A link on FB to a youtube video led me to another video.... I don't speak Hungarian or Romanian but I do speak movie clips about mid-19thC battles. 

Lets start with 1877:

I love the bugler, movie character or historical heroine?

and for those who are Hungary for more, we go back to 1848:

Next best thing to painting figures and playing a game.....


  1. Well, you made my day! Thanks for those!

    1. Ed, to be honest my first thought on opening the Hungarian one was "I wonder if Ed has seen this?"

  2. Its amazing how sucked in I got when I didn't understand a single word!I'll have to come back to this on my lunch break. Thanks for posting!

  3. So that's what the inside of my head looks like 'outside' (downloaded to YouTube).
    Thanks for sharing.
    P.S. Turn the sound down and this could be Angria, Gondal or any other Imagi-Nation ...

    1. or my armies if I'd come across it 7 or 8 years ago when I was searching.

  4. {{Turn the sound down and this could be Angria, Gondal or any other Imagi-Nation ...}}

    Makes me ponder, with so many rich imaginary wars to play act.. perhaps this is even potentially more appealing than reality at times, at least!