Collecting

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That’s Collecting…

I found this pic on Facebook some weeks ago… even if you think this is not here not there… well… I love it!… it is minimalist but to the point somehow… Enjoy.

As an addendum the eagle-eyed among you would have noticed the lack of head on the figure of the Bass Drummer Guardsman… I know, you know and he (or she) probably knows that a simple order to (for example) DORSET SOLDIERS (by now IMPERIAL MINIATURES I guess) will supply the missing head (You can even buy painted and plug in with a bit of glue…)… BUT… it would not be VINTAGE then… LOL… really… in this hobby you need all sorts and ALL approaches are CORRECT! Just to clarify the point.

Ditto also arms missing… ditto… ditto.

Perfection

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Several dys ago I posted (a share) this awesome piece in Facebbok, I must find the author and pay due respect… found the water splashes fascinating… an unusual approach to say the least!

Indian tribes did make war to one another before the “manifest destiny” pressure (to be euphemistic)… I am not a good Military Modeler myself (say average-low) but I am duly impressed with works of art like that. I think the author is a Spaniard… Asociacion de Modelismo Alabarda is all I know…Congratulations!

Not what you will call a group of Toy Soldiers… but I do… I do… I do…

High Water Mark?

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To the bravery of BOTH sides…

Toy soldiers in fact represent those brave men that payed the ultimate price in so many wars… Lee’s?. Longstreet’s? Pickett’s? who really cares?… I do not believe in such things as THE HIGH WATER MARK or else… PBI YES!… Anecdotally Custer made his name today… Ride on you wolverines! etc.

By July 1863 the Union Army matched the Confederates in every aspect… and had more numbers, better Artillery, Navy, Supplies and whatever… it was only a matter of time (heroic if you please)… but there was nothing the South could do til the bitter end…

So for once Troiani is a better option than any toy Soldier pic.

Well, I could not resist it after all…

17th Lancers

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As seen in facebook… quite a painting job!

Nothing like ceremonial uniforms of the late XIXth Century I guess…

Today’s anniversary…

BTW I forgot to mention it is the second day of Gettysburg… and Chamberlain was a great Regimental commander… but I do not think you could have outflanked the boys in blue… (my opinion).