Thursday, 12 April 2018

From the Archives and a small competition

I have been delving through my old Miniature Warfare magazines and found a few more interesting classic photos.

Firstly a nicely posed scene with Napoleon watching Marshal Ney leading his troops on the way Waterloo. No doubt his is still muttering under his breath someting about the reserves he had been promised at Quartre Bras. I rather like this.

Some Prussian Artillery manning what looms like a Hinchcliffe French 12lb artillery piece. 

Two pictures of a large game between French and Swedes. The French are Hintons. The Swedes are harder to make out.

I used to have one if these cardboard Elizabethan houses in the 70s. I know you can still get them but they were a challenge to build then and I am sure they will be just as difficult if I tried building one today.

The figures look to be Hinton Young Guard. Although the standard bearer is a converted Airfix ACW figure.

And finally the competition.

I have a spare recast Alberken Murat figure as a free prize.


I was recently in London and I visited a location of one of my favourite hobby shops in the late 60s/early 70s. This is what the shop looks like today.

So all you have to do is guess the name of the shop and send me an email. Which can be found in my blogger details 

The competition closes at 18:00 on Sunday 15th. If there is more than one successful entry I will draw a winner.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

I know the current shop and address* but buggered if I know what the wargaming/hobby shop was... good post though!


Mark Dudley said...

We have a winner.

Goya has correctly identified the shop front as 188 Picadilly where Tradition was located until the mid 70s

I used to visit the shop using a Red Bus Rover, that cost 3/6, and it was here that I bought my copy of Charge.

The shop appears in the Callan episode 'Act of Kindness'.

Der Alte Fritz said...

My guess would have been wrong: the Harrow Model Shop.