Friday, March 18, 2016

I Went Through My Camera

and I found some pictures I had passed over.
These are Little Lead Soldier French Napoleonic Cuirassier.
They are somewhat hard to find nowadays. Their price varies depending on the seller, some on ebay want $25 or more for a bag, and others are more reasonable. I have over a hundred bags from all ages, and I managed to buy these in a few large buys at a reasonable price. The miniatures have 10 or 11 cavalry with riders, and accoutrements like sabretache, muskets etc. They also come with a tin base. They way to put them together is with a soldering iron or some really good glue. I also found that there are often more riders than horses in the bags. And that's how I mounted these cuirassier on Giant horses.

Plasticine shebraques, wooden plumes.
 Some Guard Artillery crews.

 A while back I bought a bag or two of Old Glory figures. This I *think* is a Jan Ziska but I am probably wrong. He is from this pack:
 Some of my 204 Lucky Toys pile
A close up of my ubiquitous camp followers. They started out as Airfix copies of the WW2 8th Army figures. Wire, plasticine and paint conversions.
Some fun and favorite books which feature toy soldiers.

 There were three titles that I'm aware of. My favorite is Trenton, which features composite figures.

 This is a great book. I have a couple copies. One that's dog eared from years of use/abuse, and a better copy. Written by historian and wargamer David Chandler, it is a great read, but it also features three battles set up with Peter Gilder Hinchliffe miniatures.

 The back cover, showing Gettysburg, with Hinchliffe and Spenser Smith Miniatures.
 The battle of Daras. Belisaurius man handles the Sassanians with the help of some huns. I love this set up.
 The unachievable. Waterloo, looking from Hougomont to La Haye Sainte. Just beautiful.
Pickets Charge, so colourful.
Anyway, I hope you liked the mish mash. It does pay to dig through your camera's memory from time to time....


  1. Interesting old figures, marvelous books. I can't count the hours I spent pouring over the pictures in Chandler's book and was tickled pink to see the Huns and Sassinids in person in '74 while doing the youth hostel thing on my summer vacation. Another one to keep an eye out for is he coffee table book The Wargame edited by Young.

  2. Yes! "The Wargame" editted by Peter Young. I have a couple of that one too!