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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 11:59 a.m. PST

"The tribute to Peter Gilder was never going to be a series of regularly created posts especially given the paucity of information re the late great man. Im pleased to say I very recently purchased some Donald Featherstone ephemera and amongst the magazines was the following;…"


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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 3:32 p.m. PST

I won't embarrass any other survivors by describing what passed for decent terrain in darkest Indiana in the late 1960's, but I will note that while Gilder's terrain was a beautiful as his figures, I'm not sure it was always as functional as his figures. The more realistic the gradual slope of the hill, for instance, the more game time will be spent in debates about terrain penalties. I don't use gridded terrain above 2mm, but I do try to make it very clear where the hill, the woods or the built up area begins and ends. I'm not sure everyone did of does.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2020 10:27 a.m. PST



Jeffers06 Feb 2020 8:14 a.m. PST

My Airfix ACW armies have gone, my Merit trees have gone, my hardboard game board has gone, my plasticine houses have gone… but I still have my white Airfix model railway fences!

Just like the ones in the photo…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 10:56 a.m. PST



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