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, June 14, 2019

There was a soldier

A Scottish soldier.

And a squadron of Republican French Hussards. Can they take him? Should he take his musket off his shoulder now?


  1. Poor Frenchies - they don’t stand a chance.

  2. A Scotsman interrupted going about his peaceful business - its gonna be a bad day for the French.

  3. The cavalry may be outmatched... The unit looks good; another 11 Highlanders next?

  4. Replies
    1. Depends on which way you mean it. The tartan is the Government Sett, better known as Black Watch but worn initially by several units. Its his red hackle (a few years premature) and the Blue facings of a Royal regiment that mark him as Black Watch. But if you're asking what he's wearing underneath, well......