Friday 24 December 2010

Season's Greetings

Hope you all have a great holiday. As a lot of Europe has snow I thought this old chestnut was worth trotting out again.

Thursday 23 December 2010

A Merry (or Happy) Christmas to All!

Depending on where you are, may I wish one and all either a Happy Christmas or a Merry one. May your stockings be filled with treats and some old toy soldiers, like these from Irregular Miniatures 42mm Traditional Toy Soldier range, grace your tree.

While there are certainly advantages to the newer, super-detailed products that we now have available (and frequently review here), there is a unique charm to the old "little tin men" that will never fade completely.
At least I hope it doesn't.

May each of you and your loved ones, each in your own way, have a wonderful Holiday Season and accept the best wishes of your humble scribe, Sir William the Aged. The New year promises already to be filled with more delightful artwork, interesting tidbits of history, and more (hopefully in-depth) figure reviews. I owe you all a couple now that I haven't quite completed, for which I humbly apologize.

Sincerely yours,


Monday 20 December 2010

Wednesday 15 December 2010

French camp scene c1740

This is a jolly little scene which shows how pleasurable life must have been in the army during peacetime.

Monday 6 December 2010

Pride's Purge

This event happened today in 1648 when all MPs sympathetic to the King were arrested or barred. It is described as the only successful military coup d'etat in British history. Wiki here