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

Monday, December 31, 2018

Out with the Old, In with the New!

Happy New Year.

Thank you! to all who have stopped by and an extra thank you to those who took the time to drop a line. 

The last game of 2018:
A Gentleman's War meets NQSYW at Sittingbad.

May your dice be blest in the year ahead.


  1. Ahhh, The Great Cavalry Battle. . . Happy New Year, Ross!

    Best Regards,


  2. Hello Ross,
    Felt suddenly guilty having read your blog regularly and never having commented. Just back from my local's New Year bash, full of beer, whisky and goodwill. Bliadhna Mhath Ur, mo caraidh. and to all your viewers (contacts, or whatever.) Keep up the good work! Chris

  3. All my best wishes for the New Year, Ross. May your bayonets and sabres gleam always in the sunlight.

  4. Always a pleasure to stop here...Happy New Year to you and yours Ross!

  5. A great last game of the year. I look forward to seeing what you will play in 2019. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Ross Mac,

    May I wish you and Kathy a happy and healthy 2019,

    All the best,


  7. Always puts a smile on my face Ross, your boundless enthusiasm for this wonderful hobby. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy new year.

  8. Happy New Year my friend, may it bring you much joy and happiness!

  9. Once again, have a happy, prosperous and healthy New Year of 2019!

  10. A happy and prosperous new year to you and yours Ross...

    All the best. Aly

  11. Thanks for the excellent year of blogging in 2018 and Happy New Year to you!

  12. Thank very much for another year of very interesting and inspiring wargame related posts. Happy New Year to you and yours Ross!

  13. A Happy New Year to you and family.

    (forgive it being so belated, with Hils away looking after her parents, I find myself all behind, dishes piling up and only one clean cup left *oh nooo, what will I drink my tea out of then*?