Since some lazy sod has been watching movies and eating instead of typing, the battle report is not quite finished. Should be available for the Sunday papers.
In the meantime please enjoy this short article on the Royal Grenadiers:
They are one of 4 Canadian units, (1 regular, 3 primary reserve) authorized to wear bearskins. The Royal Grenadiers (as they were) wear a white over red plume and the standard infantry pointed cuff. The Vandoos or Royal 22ieme, a regular regiment, (3 wear a similar tunic but with red plumes on their bearskins.
The Grenadier Guards (the oldest regiment) wear white plumes and the old slashed cuffs as do the Governor General Foot Guards (the senior regiment as opposed to oldest) who wear red plumes.
As one would expect very similar regiments may be found in the Faraway Royal Army.
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 28, 2018
While you are waiting
Posted by Ross Mac email@example.com
Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a pack of Italian Greyhounds and 3 cats. Prematurely retired and enjoying leisure to game, maintaining our 160 yr old farmhouse and just living.