Recently arrived on my doormat (well about three weeks ago now) was the latest issue of Die Zinnlaube, magazine of German collectors group "Freunde alter Spielzugfiguren". This journal only appears once a year and doesn't get a great deal of exposure, it's very well produced and it's articles written in German are also translated into English and French (that's why it takes them a year to get each issue out), so I like to give it a plug where I can.
For the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo the cover sports a rare composition figure of Napoleon made by Sonneberg circa 1840
A sample peek to show the style and layout of the articles
Contents are: Forward by the editor Ignacio Czeguhn.
Auslandseinatz 1850/51 - die "Strafbayern" in Kurhessen - Bavarian chevau-legers in tin.
Mont St. Jean, Belle Alliance or Waterloo - Napoleon's last battle. The course of the Battle of Waterloo as depicted by various manufacturers in tin and lead.
Die Reisen aus Wurzburg - Ferdinand of Wurzburg's coach, made circa 1820 by Ruckert
The tin soldiers of Carl Heidorn in Lubeck, circa 1850
Merten Figures - in metal and plastic, semi flat and fully round
With spear and rifle against tank and aircraft - toy soldiers depicting the Italo-Ethiopian War
The Iron Chancellor was sometimes made of tin and lead - character figures of Otto von Bismark
Gustave Vertunni - book review.
Who made these? unknown figures
The Collection of Rob Wilson
This issue runs to 128 pages illustrated throughout in full colour and costs just 10 Euro (+ 7 Euro postage) so shouldn't break the bank, it's available from: email@example.com
more info from: Gisbert Freber
Also awaiting my return was the latest issue of Plastic Warrior - see blog list on the left for details and watch out for a detailed review of it on the Small Scale World blog by Hugh Walters, who does it so much better than me.