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, February 01, 2007

The first game

Here are photos of the first game using my Irregual Miniature 42mm Russo-Turkish War figures. We used Chris Peers "Ever Victorious Armies" with some modifications. My wife and a friend played the Turkish soldiers and his son and my daughters played the Russian contingent. This was a pre-game to test the rules for convention suitability, they work very well!


Blogger Grand Duchy of Stollen 1768 said...

Magnificent figures Donald! Looks like great fun was had by all. Well done.

Best Regards,

Stokes SChwartz

February 01, 2007 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donald, I love the look of this. I've been collecting Irregular 42mms for a while, to replace what I used to do with 54s. Thanks for the inspiration.

best wishes
Steve Gill

February 02, 2007 2:37 AM  
Blogger tidders said...

Excellent battlegame pictures. Its made me re-think having static dioramas of my 42mm English Civil War figures - I'm going to rebase them for wargaming.

February 28, 2007 7:39 AM  

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