Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Blasthof 50th Anniversary

The immortal words:
"You must destroy the bridge at Blasthof. Failing that, you must prevent it's capture by the Imperial Army until nightfall on 26th September 1767."
Orders given to Soubise, "Charge!" Page 29.

Now, I've no idea whether the game was played on 26th September 1967, but the little I know and have gleaned of the Brigadier's nature suggests to me that it may well have been that date.
And so, today is possibly/ probably/ almost certainly the 50th Anniversary of the Action at Blasthof Bridge.

Raise a glass...


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.

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...

Friday, 2 August 2013


Following the success of the Sittangbad Demo at Partizan in 2006, the next year we put on Mollwitz, with an expanded team - with the addition of Charles S Grant and Stuart Asquith to "The Wargamers".
See the Mollwitz Demo page (navigation bar above) for a photo record of the day...

I'm enjoying updating these pages - a cathartic way to spend a few hours on a week off. Thanks for your indulgence in continuing to visit, and comment.
Still more to come...

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Hyboria and The Asquith Collection

I know... I'm spoiling you!
Latest pages added (again see navigation bar above):

Tony Bath's flat figures from his Hyboria Campaign...


and a few of Stuart Asquith's units.

This blog is rapidly becoming an online museum of Classic Wargaming curiosities. No bad thing perhaps...
More still to come.


Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Scrapbook and Homecasts

Yes, yet another update - I'm on a roll... spurred on by your comments!
So, today I added a couple of new pages - The Classic Scrapbook, containing sundry photos, and the Prinz August homecasting page.

Below: Three men in a wargames room...see Scrapbook page.

Below: Prinz August 40mm homecasts

There's more to come...