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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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!


3 Comments:

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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