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, July 1, 2019

A Dominion Day Train Ride

July 1st is a National Day of Celebration in the Dominion of Faraway, the official anniversary of the transformation of the nominally independent Kingdom of Faraway effectively ruled by the Faraway Trading Company to a Consitutional Monarchy ruled by an elected Parliament.

Wars don't always allow for holidays though and the lead elements of Colonel Ross's brigade celebrated as well as they could crammed into open cattle cars on their way from the Origawn Territory to Brooklyn to join the Fort Henry Relief Force.

As they approached Little Junction in the Blue River District, a crowd was seen to be gathered around the station. A Dominion Day celebration?  Perhaps they were gathering to cheer the troop train as it passed?

Well, why not? The Blue River Rebellion  <link> was long past and the area is now part of the Dominion with representatives in parliament. There is no reason to suspect that these troubles in the Origawn and the North West have stirred old causes. Is there?
Up close there seem to be a lot of guns and grim faces in the crowd gathered around a roadblock by the station.





13 comments:

  1. A whiff of rebellion Sir!

    There have been rumours a-circulatin’ in these parts!

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  2. I trust everything is all Sir Garnet and any trouble makers will be quickly shown the error of their ways.

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  3. The first 2 photos are quite charming. The last one does seem a bit foreboding. (or maybe it's the background music/commentary that makes it feel that way?)

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    1. Then there is the felled tree across the tracks.....

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  4. What a lovely train, great first pic...and beautiful minis as always!

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  5. Perhaps they are trying to clear the track in the final picture ? Well, perhaps not...

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  6. I am enjoying the creative narrative to these games, and the tabletop looks splendid.

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    1. That's why I like these little games in an ongoing setting but without formal rules etc.

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