Friday, 18 September 2009

Great Gilder Set Pieces 2


If you own a copy of Curt Johnson's 'Battles of the American Revolution' (and if not, why not?) then you'll already be familiar with this image - Gilder's the death of Rall at Trenton. I'm sure Rob will be delighted to see Garrison Prussians to the fore (lovely figures that i still prefer to the Hinchliffe Hessians or SYW Prussians). The rebels are a mixture of standard Hinchliffe figures and Peter Gilder 'specials' that have never been commercially available (well, not yet anyway....).


I scanned this image from the cover of Battle magazine from August 1976 (i wasn't going to risk breaking the spine of my copy of Johnson - it's a holy relic).

5 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

This almost looks like it could be from the pages of Young and Lawford's Charge! Wonderfully old school, especially those Hessians.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Stryker said...

Yes - a fantastic book and I certainly would not risk damaging my copy either!

Ian

Anonymous said...

Always nice to see Garrison pictures. Re Peter Gilder, I once told him that if he made the arms of his figures a bit shorter he would probably be the best designer in the country. He never spoke to me again.

Rob (who's forgotten his password again!)

christot said...

Mike Ingham (who now lives in PG's old house) has a blown up version of this pic in his outside loo!

DC said...

Chris - an outside loo in Yorkshire! Surely not...8-) Incidentally John Ray told me that PG had the photos from Curt Johnson's book blown up and framed - i guess Mike's is one of those.