Already another Post is in Facebook… do not know if I will publish here… do not know why the more the number of Posts on a subject the less Hits it gets… I guess the majority likes “something new all the time”.
OK it is a Little Big Horn diorama… but that is probably the peak of the Plains Indian Wars… have read a lot of books about it and not the wiser about “How”… “Where” “When” “Why” and “Whom” is pretty clear I guess.
The precise movements and actions of Custer’s Battalion and HQ (Cos C,E,F,I & L) are still a matter of debate today… because there were not survivors… the situation of the corps of the deceased or massacred gives some hints of where they died… but not the order of the deaths.
Here you are… you seemed to like the last Post about it…
Maybe for me (not a single pic is of my Toy Soldiers at all… not even the Castle… but close enough).
Wood building blocks… in my cas they were cork… Britain’s in red tunics!… there you got it! (BUT lots of other not so nice soldiers buuut… deligthful in their way too… they were not even lead).
To have Britain’s in the Nineteen Fifties in Barcelona (Spain) was a rare luxury… and I had them thanks to a trip to London of my Pa&Ma (How they translate THAT BIG BOX in THAT TIME eludes me… maybe a Hamley’s purchase?… on a plane (Do you remembre the commercial planes of the fifties?)…
Whatever… have not stopped collecting the stuff since then.
Lovely display!… For once the collector has more soldiers than me! (Only kidding… never thought on having such vast numbers of Household Cavalry!) by contrast my RHA teams are more complete (life has those turns…)… to do not mention the Foot Guards… even if I suspect NOT his whole collection in the pics.
Never thought for a second to let mine be displayed outside of my Home&Castle… if you know what I mean…
Big Navy, Small Army, Diplomacy and financial support… and many coalitions!
In the end it produced the ultimate Campaign of the Napoleonic Wars (why not the Old Monarchies Wars eludes me).
Thought I would give you some pics of a quite profesional Army that was nearly defeated at Waterloo… and rescued by the Prussians in the nick of time!… to do not mention the Allies (Dutch&Belgian, Brunswickers, Nassauers, Hannoverians, and KGL to just mention a few whom in general terms fought as hard as the Britons…).