Third and last Post of today!

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Directly from my Vault (as captured in Facebook)… There are Collectors that keep their figures in the original boxes without even once sort them from the rubber ties… to each its own way of collecting and enjoying the hobby!

It certainly it is not mine.


Hiriart do lovely Toy Soldiers (or did I do not know if the company still produces those marvels).

Napoleonic eye candy

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You must forgive me… as I won’t do a Post tomorrow… so in a flush (or frenzy) of energy I will give you three Posts today (just in case)…

I’d rather say that those are from the Mark Freeth collection of pics on the WHC. Nevermind, they are gorgeous.

Enjoy 28mm (A scale on the decline… the twilight of the lead wargames soldier).

Looks like Bavarian Artillery to me… but could be another small Nation.
The flag is Bavarian I guess…
Wrede and Wurtemburg were quite similar…
French had a lively beginning of the XIXth Century I guess…

French Cavalry

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As a wargamer I stop at 1900… even Omdurman has a nasty ring to it… but as it is and was… revenge has always been a mighty motive… but I can not abide the Boer War (Second) Concentration Camps (an Spanish original idea from Cuban insurrection times…)… call me silly but it is like that… I have the remains of a stupid sense of honour (it would be too long to argument so lets keep it at Toy Soldier level).

It is hard to me to accept Toy Soldiers “casualties” in wargames… so… imagine what I think about “civilian casualties” or colateral damage as cynics say…

Enjoy the pics!

End of the XiXth or last third of it saw the last of the “nice” pre-industrialization uniforms…
Gorgeous examples I must say…

Austrians are part of the Napoleonic Wars… a big part…

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We are all aware of Waterloo… thank you kindly… but if ever there was an Army who fought Napoleon it was the Austrian Army… from 1805 Austerlitz defeat to 1815 coalition… they were always there… getting beated and scoring some success as at ASPERN-ESSLING… and WAGRAM was not a bloody rout… the Austrian Army retreated in order… but propaganda is propaganda… specially French Napoleonic Propaganda… “To lie like a Bulletin” is a French Expression of the times…


It was the third Napoleonic Army I ever built…

Al Fisher’s Own

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Out of the blue an email with pics!… something out of the ordinary I can assure you! By the way if you want your collection or pics from it published here send them to me (as long quality is as shown below!).

It has been about three years since I started this Blog intermmitently, nowadays I try to post once a day (mainly I can do that)… but even if I have devised means to contact with other collectors… Facebook does the trick better because my son (Expert in computers… his career and way of life!) do not believe this humble Blog needs feedback because of spam… so… I keep publishing my email on it from time to time and sometimes SUCCES!… someone takes the pain of bothering about it and gets out of his or her way (I know it is mainly HIS) to contact me and drop a line or even pics!.

Yesterday was one of this days. So I give you the pics kindly sent by Mr. Al Fisher (Senior to me in experience and years!… who is still in the hobby…)

Truly glad of it! I asked him for permission to publish!… so there you have it… as always you can contact me at (YES! a country with NO Army as Pete Seeger sung…)


Wonderful composition and pic!
Prussians too!
A bit grainy but alright!
Last but not least… the first ever pic of Lawrence of’Arabia in this Blog! (El-Laurens)