Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Inspiration 2

A recent post by John Ray reminded me that i had meant to post these for ages...

Pictures of Erich Rohde's collection featured in various issues of Tradition and Miniature Warfare in the early 1970s; I didn't see them for another decade, but they, together with images of Phil Robinson's (mostly Hinchliffe) SYW collection, set the tone for what a SYW game should look like.

I know almost nothing about Rohde, but Hamburg based maker Uwe Lacina gets a brief mention in Garratt's 'World Encyclopaedia'.


John Ray said...


Delightful! Wonderful collection. I hope someone is still enjoying those figures, as we still like looking at those black and whites.
Kindest Regards

Robbie Rodiss said...

I remember the first time I saw these images they were excellent even though the photography was a bit dodgy. It must have been a beautiful collection.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! Thank you for sharing these pictures.

Best Regards,


Carlo said...

Great post Doug as this sort of image is what drew me into wargaming in the very early days.