Old Battles, old toys, old blokes.
Ancient Wargaming Using My Own Rule Set and Vintage 25mm Figures
Friday, 11 May 2012
Three Different Ranges
Examples of the three main ranges of figures I use are to be seen here. At the top Garrison 20mm Ionian Hoplites, in the centre Minifigs PBs range Peltasts and in the foreground Minifigs S range Persian lancers. The PB range (minus the s) were remodelled c.1974 becoming bulkier, chunkier and in my view much less appealing. The S range figures went out of production c.1973. The S range Persians shown here were bought from a figure dealer named Tony Wade who traded under the name Warwager. Tony - a dapper, chatty fellow from Ilkley used to turn up at all the shows in Yorkshire and the North-East with boxes full of old school figures ( bought over 600 castings off him at Stockton once - including these Persians - for 15p each). Tony's catchphrase was "I've got a box full of old chariots somewhere. I'll dig it out and bring it to Newcastle/Durham/Sheffield..." sadly he never did and now he seems to have disappeared...