Friday, 21 December 2018

Lost and Found

I recently recovered the hard drive from a laptop long since out of use, among numerous pictures of cats and holidays there were a few of toy soldiers, including these:

Clearly the early moves of a wargame but I don't remember when, who was playing or what the rules were.  No matter, it's always nice to see old toys out on the table.  I think I originally posted these pics up on one of the old Yahoo Groups so there may be more of the same wafting around in the ether.

A close up of the Allied Command.  Most of the mounted figures came from the collection of John Ruddle and have seen action in his legendary garden wargames, a few of the foot conversions are my own humble efforts.

Wishing a peaceful, happy Christmas to one and all, hopefully there will be more toy soldiers in the New Year.

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  1. I do like old photos of wargames , all the best wishes to you and yours .

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    1. So do I, they give me a rosy glow of nostalgia. And the very best to you too.

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  2. A delightful rescue. Not a Big Wars game by any chance?

    I keep thinking I should recognize the Zouave Officer but its not coming to me.

    Hope you enjoy a Merry Yuletide.

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    1. There is a distinct chance that it was Big Wars although I do recall using Hearts of Tin with these figures. The Zouave officer started life as the Deetail FFL officer. And a Cool Yule to you too.

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  3. I like the home made windmill and hay stack.

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    1. Hi James, the haystack is a nativity item made by Oliver of Spain and the windmill is a piece of tourist tat from Greece. Like you I'm always on the lookout for anything I can use in a game!

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  4. Looks very nice, beautiful minis!

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  5. Hi Brian, Thank you for the Christmas gift of pictures of toy soldiers doing what they were meant to! Brilliant use of the Deetail officer! I hope that you found many new recruits under your tree and thank you for yet another year of wonderful wargame reports and pictures! I really appreciate them! Take care, Brad

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  6. Hi Brad, sorry there weren't more pictures, and better ones at that. There are lots of projects on the go at the moment, hopefully some will get finished one day!

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