EXERT 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, August 3, 2017

While I wasn't blogging

Its summer! The weather is beautiful and the Toodoo list long, from lawn and garden to keeping SWMBO company on our grassy patio equivalent from time to time. All this has reduced but not entirely replaced my hobby and blogging time.

In Kyuquat (see map), a scratch force musters to oppose an impending invasion by the Red Queen. Brethren of the Coast allies provide 4 stands of skirmishers, 4 stands of massed infantry and a battery  under the Black Fox. Foreign Volunteers provide a full 4 stand regiment of infantry plus a mountain gun (most still wearing various old Oberhilse uniforms...that's gonna be an issue I think).  Finally there is a wing of actual Kyuquat Infantry. Its not much but it will have to do for now.
(Hexes? What hexes?, You mean these old things? )

Reduced time means choices so I chose to spend my hobby time on the wee troops rather than blogging. In particular I chose to paint, refurbish, reorganize, and rebase in preparation for the opening shots of the rapidly approaching 1st Farawayo-Kyuquat War.

The right wing of the Wolf Regiment still in training.
Stay tuned.

7 comments:

  1. We have rain here in the NW UK , been waiting a week for the back hedge to dry out so I can cut it - on the plus side getting lots painted

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    1. If you could persuade some of that rain to slide across the Atlantic I would be grateful. Just need enough to water the garden and keep the well flowing.

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  2. The Wolf Regiment look very smart - I really like their Standard.

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    1. Thanks, I'm rather pleased with how the flag came out. Didn't want it to look toooo European.

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  3. This Army look great, and I am very pleased to see some of the old Oberhisle troops back over your tabletop!

    I can´t wait to see this army in action!

    Thanks for sharing Ross.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Cesar, I did not expect this to be so long in coming but it had to feel right.

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  4. Fine weather and outside tasks always impact the hobby time. It is surprising how much of that precious hobby time can get leeched away with blogging.

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