Travels with a Rogue

A small piece of the web dedicated to Gen. Mikhail Skobolev (the White General), toy soldiers (any period), history, politics and books circa. 1850-1900.

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Location: Frederick, Maryland, United States

There was an earlier day in my life when I had plenty of time and no money for my hobby, now I have money for my hobby and not so much time. I never stopped playing with toy soldiers "much to my mothers chagrin" exchanging the sandbox, green armymen and rocks for Donald Featherstone's book Wargames, AWI soldiers from the back of a comic book, dice and rulers. Those early games were great fun and very exciting. Eventually I graduated to more complicated systems, better miniatures, headaches, rule arguments and basically not a lot of fun. I thought about ditching the hobby altogether. I realized recently that I like a good game of toy soldiers. I like the look of toy soldiers and I like the way a simple game plays. I like the trusty d6.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The St. Petersbourgski Regiment is presented for inspection!

It’s a happy day and the St. Petersbourgski Regiment is presented for inspection and mustered into the Army! This is the first of hopefully many SYW regiments to be offered for review on this web blog!

The proud Colonel assembles his regiment for christening!

The Colonel's color is presented!

The Lt. Colonel's color is presented!

Tall and brave the regiment is prepared to cover itself in glory!

St. Petersbourgski forms column to the right and begins its parade!

I’m not really sure where the helicopter came from for this picture! Apparently the Channel 8 "Eye in the Sky!" thought this was news worthy. It must have been a slow news day!


Blogger Mister Nizz said...

Nicely done, Donald!!!

Stand by for piccies of my scruffy looking Revolutionary Red Army!!

July 09, 2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger Poruchik said...

Thanks Walt! I'm looking forward to seeing them. Russian Revolution is a period I always thought about painting.

July 09, 2006 7:21 PM  
Anonymous John Mc. said...


Will you be leaving the bases green for that more traditional "toy soldier" look, or adding flock later?

July 25, 2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger Poruchik said...


I'm planning on playing with the newer flocking gels for the SYW castings, picked up coarse and medium grade at Historicon, speaking of which it was really great to see you guys there.

July 25, 2006 1:26 PM  

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