Tuesday, 31 March 2015

New Blog for my re-enacting hobby

To avoid "contaminating" my wargame exploits with my re-enacting, I have decided to open up a fresh blog, purely for the latter.
And I present:
King's Dragoone...


Well, if it was good enough for the late Brigadier Peter Young, it's good enough for me!
There will be more posts going up over the next few days, as we approach the first muster of the season...
Hope you enjoy.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Battleground - wargaming on TV

A massive nudge to all wargamers to pop over to the Unfashionably Shiny blog (see links on right hand side of this page) and follow the trail to YouTube where episodes from the 1978 Tyne Tees TV series, "Battleground," are being uploaded. First episode, Edgehill, is up in full, with Waterloo following on behind.
In the Edgehill scenario a very young, some might say dashing, Duncan MacFarlane appears ...
The scene begins with a superb introduction to our hobby by series narrator/presenter, Edward Woodward.
Excellent stuff... Brings back many memories...

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Worth looking at...

Here's a battle report worth looking at:

It's Dave Hall's (aka "World2Dave") refight of the Spurlash Down scenario which featured in The Classic Wargamer's Journal and to which there's a page dedicated on this blog too.
Dave has done a wonderful job on the painting and terrain, and laid out a great game for readers to enjoy...

Thursday, 5 September 2013

A Treasured Letter

I never met him.
But, a couple of years ago, when I produced The Classic Wargamer's Journal, I received a personal hand-written letter from him congratulating me, and encouraging my efforts, and saying how pleased he was to receive the journal.
It's correspondence I will treasure.

You know who I'm talking about of course.

All any of us can wish for is to live a life that is significant.
And the legacy we leave is testimony enough to that.

Do not mourn that Don Featherstone has passed away.
Do not mourn his death.

Celebrate his life.
And give thanks for his significant legacy.

Paint a figure. Read one of his books. Have a game. Or simply raise a glass.
That's what Don would have done; I'm sure of it.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Phil's War Cabinet - new blog

Well, it's been promised a while... a place where I can develop my new wargames project...
It's just gone live:

Not much on there yet, but it will hot up over the coming days...pop on over and say hi.
See you over there...

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Gallery page added

In order to put a few pictures of my favourite Classic Wargaming units into one place, for ease of reference for visitors to the blog, I have created a Gallery page... see navigation bar above.

Toy soldiery, marching about. What's not to like?!

Thank you to those who have commented on this flurry of posts and updated pages of late. Your interest and friendship is most valued.
Best regards.


Saturday, 3 August 2013

Spurlash Down

Here is an action played out as a Demo Game at Claymore in 2010.
It was one of the most enjoyable day's wargaming I've ever had - a small, simple, engaging little scenario. In fact, I would go as far as to say it is a perfect scenario to aim for if you are starting out building two balanced Classic armies of Horse, Foot and Guns.

See navigation bar, and click to go to the full report...

There's still more to come over the days ahead...