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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Squared Off

Well, I almost got a game set up today, but non-wargaming matters intervened for a couple of hours.
The Zouaves and Highlanders try it on. 
I did, however, get the new smaller grid marked on. It had belatedly occurred to me that the majority of my houses fit a 4" grid but over hang a 3" one in awkward ways. So, instead of each 12"x12" area which had been subdivided into 4x6" area now being subdivided into 16x3" squares, it has instead been subdivided into 9x4" squares.

Instead of repainting, I've just marked on dashed lines. Its clear up close, but from a distance the eye catches the larger coloured fields and woods areas. Needs some tidying and the hills will need work but I'm rather liking the effect. Next step will be to set up a game and see how it all works.

Oh look, my schedule for tomorrow is wide open......


  1. Ross- This seems to be a logical solution- looks good in the photo and as you say at a distance the eye tend to focus on the colored fields as well and not too much on the grid. Regards. KEV.

  2. I like the dashed lines - far less distracting than my own solid-line grid. I also like the choice of 4" space, but unfortunately, you've got me rethinking the size of the grid space for my table. I waffle between 6" and 4" - I find 6" allows a unit and a building in the same space - which I want sometimes, depending on the scale of the game, but 4" looks better when there's a unit in an otherwise empty space.

  3. I really like the individual basing you`ve got going on here.