This very short back of postcard rules featured in a very short chapter on Wargames by Donald Featherstone in Henry Harris’ book How to Go Collecting Model Soldiers, first published by PSL in 1969.
They seem a great distillation of his own rules and H.G. Wells, presumably as good for 54mm military models / conversions as for smaller figures.
“Simple, isn’t it?” as Donald Featherstone puts it.
Posted by Man of TIN, June 2016.
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Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures.
I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures.
Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules.
To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...
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