Some time ago I thought it would be a good idea to start a Jacobite collection, I gathered together what figures I had to hand and started painting but somewhere along the line the project just ran out of steam. Since then they've been sitting in a display case amongst my other C18th armies, until last week when the need to free up space meant they had to find a new home. while they were out I thought I'd take a few pics, and here they are:
Saturday, 7 November 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
A few weeks ago we decided to hold an impromptu socially distanced game before the Powers that Be extended the lockdown to prohibit meetings of more than one household again. These are strange times. The 2 metre wide table and a few other simple measures ensured that proper social distancing was observed, it's not difficult when there's a will and common sense prevails.
Scenario One, Pitched Battle, was selected from OHW and toys suitable to the Crimean War were quickly garnered together. The scenario called for a minimal terrain, the British drew units of infantry, skirmishers and cavalry while the Russians were favoured with infantry, cavalry and artillery! Here's how it went:
Friday, 23 October 2020
Has anyone noticed how some of the blog links listed in the column on the right show pictures while others don't? Before the recent update the links would all have shown the first picture from every post (except those hosted by Wordpress). It's not unique to this blog it seems to be affecting all the blogs I follow, I'm sure it must be something to do with settings but does anyone know what we need to do to get all the pictures back?
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
A recent ebay extravagance, they're not the sort of thing I collect really, and they all have some damage but then again they are nice early toy soldiers made by the classic French manufacturer CBG Mignot (Cuperly, Blondel and Gerbeau). I don't know what I'm going to do with them but for 99p my trigger finger was itching uncontrollably, and it would be unforgiveable not to give a good home to these strays.
|Ancient Gauls made by CGB Mignot|
Solid metal and 54mm tall, the first two may have held spears, which would be easy enough to repair with a spot of solder although, of course, I'm never likely to find original Mignot parts. The first figure shows the sword, cast separately and soldered to the body. The middle one is posed to give a clear view of the shield, which is made of thin pressed tin, this design was used for the Ancient as well as Middle Eastern ranges where they came brightly painted, as opposed to being left in the flat metal as here.
Saturday, 26 September 2020
But I'm sure they will be when they eventually get onto the table for a game!
For some time now I've been building up a generic Chinese army, I'm not sure why and I can't remember how it started, perhaps I just like the colours. And the flags, the flags are great. Anyway, there is no grand plan, I just bang out another unit every now and then when an idea comes to me, it's quite therapeutic, doing something different. Here's what I've got so far: