Old Battles, old toys, old blokes.
Ancient Wargaming Using My Own Rule Set and Vintage 25mm Figures
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Tremble Ye Foes of Ashur!
The psychedelic elephants featured in previous posts were one of my favourite eBay finds. But when it comes to best ever buy I have to hand it to these beauties. Five custom-made (from sheet metal, wire solder and what may be railway engine wheels) vintage 1960s four-horse Assyrian chariots, shown here with one of the crazy-eyed, whip-wielding converted Minifig S-range charioteers that came with them.
I've been studying pictures of Charles Grant's Egyptian chariots and can't for the life of me work out what make they are (The rest of the Egyptian figures appear to be converted, maybe from Airfix Robin Hood figures). Grant was a dab hand with a soldering iron. I wonder if his "Royal chariot squadron" was made up of daintier versions of these metal beasts.