Sunday 23 December 2018

Hot Reception

Gun and crew by Hinchliffe (SYW range)
Christmas is an anxious time if you're Hessian - but this year we're ready for you Mr Washington!

Santa's Little Helper

Delivering gifts, or making off with Government property?

Monday 13 August 2018

Injun Country

More ingenius conversions by a young Mr Mason (again these must be 30+ years old). I have a war party of 18 of these, all are different, and all conversions of two basic poses (see an earlier post for the raw material).

Sunday 5 August 2018


That's gotta hurt...

Traitorous rebels get their just deserts!

A couple of Doug Mason creations from 30 years ago - classic Mason animation.

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'.

Sunday 6 May 2018

It's Alive!

Elite Miniatures flyer.

So it turns out it wasn't dead - merely sleeping. Elite's SYW range wakes up with a new release of Austrian infantry.