Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Recommended read on the Home Guard

Picked this brief pamphlet up recently in reprint form. Excellent maps and a splendid narrative along with stirring advice for members of the Home Guard. Well worth adding to your Home Guard books.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!
P.s artist is Eric Gill


Monday, 29 March 2021

Last year lockdown conversions

 During the first lockdown I really enjoyed converting these Danes / Tradgardlanders ( the line is blurred so much in my mind these days)  from old unloved Crescent plastic guardsmen with new metal heads added. The process really absorbed me at the time I recall and helped. They will be used as Landstormen or the green coated ones as the Academy Rifles.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Danish Army Videos and toy soldier conversions.

I found these links to videos of the Danish Army , have a look they are most interesting. Below are pictures of some Danes converted from AIP French Foreign Legion figures with Les White heads. I am in the process of getting more heads so that Army Red/ White can take the field...

Friday, 26 March 2021

60mm semi flats and the temptations of German ebay or Army Black reorganises

 A new temptation has arrived in the form of German ebay where esoteric delights await in the form of toy soldiers not so readily available here. I am indebted to Franz who facilitated the purchase of these splendid semi flat toy soldiers for me as the seller was not posting to Britain. He also added in a couple of extras figures too. Thanks Franz! These 32 new recruits will serve alongside another 30 or so kneeling or prone figures semi flats in some interwar Funny Little War games as Army Black as she adapts to new times in the 1920s. Can l also recommend the book in the photo below as an interesting read about the Reichswehr organisation and the training methods used.