Thursday, July 9, 2020

More TV Toy Soldiers: Lovejoy

The fourth season episode "Fly the Flag" featured lead toy soldiers. I am unfamiliar with these, they are 54 mm and the Lovejoy character (Ian McShane) refers to the as (phonetically) " Kai-ah?" from France around the late 1800's. They look like lead Britain's to me.

The show has a wargame setup supposedly depicting the march to and from Concord in the beginning of the American Revolution.
Amazingly, they actually have pyrotechnics and blow up the toys. Yikes!



Saturday, July 4, 2020

More TV Toy Soldiers: Columbo

The fifth season of Columbo had an episode, "Grand Deceptions" (1989), that featured a Gettysburg wargame set up. The figures are 54mm lead, I am not familiar with the maker.