More from Paul Watson!

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Paul’s a friend, and I am quite happy to Post here his late production or project!

By mere chance I have them sailors too (Steadfast from R.Prati)… but not that beast of a GUN! (I used to have them in 25mm when I collected only MINIFIGS!

I am glad he is publishing pics again… always a source of inspiration!


Another view!
And another…
Really a mini-diorama in 54mm (toy Soldiers)

Diorama in a small base.

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Not my thing at all (personally) but I know quality when I see it. That bloody part of the late XIXth Century whem the European Powers (all of them) expanded “civilization” and “commerce”… all round the world… globalization at the point of the bayonet!

Masterful Military Modeling if you please!

In this case French troops.


Very good “composition” if you ask me…

Riesig’s Own.

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What about something different today? I was feeling adventurous somehow… I guess they are semiflat figures that have an appeal of their own (and always look better from the side pics)… excellent flag BTW. French troops if you ask me. And I forgot to say… Prince August (they sell moulds too!)… with some additions from Front Rank!… and, of course, 40mm scale!


It smacks of Barry Lyndon’s times (or even earlier)
Great painting job!… semiflats?

REPLICA comes back with an orgy of redcoats!

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The long awaited return of REPLICA is here!… and this set from the owner is very similar (enhanced by a lot more of figures for the pic) to a commission from the National Army Museum (UK).

What else can I say?


A very similar composition is now at the National Army Museum… courtesy of REPLICA!
Another view of the decorations to Royal Fusiliers!
They look very similar but the details are important!
My own work would never be in a Museum… but I love that some figures in my collection are from Andrew Stevens from REPLICA!

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).

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…