Friday, 10 December 2010

Little Wars: The first step

I took my first step towards creating an army so that I can fight wargames using H G Wells’ LITTLE WARS and The Reverend Paul Wright’s FUNNY LITTLE WARS wargames rules ... I bought a second-hand Crescent 18-pounder Field Gun via eBay from Severn Beach Collectables.

I used to own one of these when I was a child, but I don't know where it is now. It may be stored in the loft or the garden shed ... or it may have been thrown away. I always liked the design, and it struck me as a good starting point for what I expect will be a vaguely late nineteenth/early twentieth century Ruritanian/Balkan-style army.

8 comments:

  1. A commendable start- I await more army info with great interest...
    best wishes
    Alan

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  2. Tradgardmastare,

    I suspect that the development of the army (or armies) will be in fits and starts, and will grow as I come across suitable items rather than in any planned way.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Bob
    Great minds...http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.com/2010/12/little-wars-big-toys.html
    Tim

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  4. Irregular miniatures has some good 42mm Balkan figures (Russo-Turkish), toy-soldier style.

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  5. Tim Gow,

    I have recently acquired a second eBay!

    Your example looks a little more careworn than mine, but a quick coat of bronze-green paint will soon make it parade-ground quality.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Phil Dutré,

    At the outset, we (John Bassett and I) intended to use these figures, but as the majority of people who have indicated that they want to take part in this project want to use 54mm, we have had to look elsewhere for a source of suitable figures.

    Mind you, I may well buy some for my own personal games; they look just right for what I want!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. I used to have one of these long ago when the grass was greener etc. I got thrown away by my mother when i moved away :-( Nice to see one of them again..I shan´t ask how much it cost you...:-)
    Cheers
    Paul

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  8. Paul's Bods,

    I must admit that it was not until I started to trawl through the Internet for the names of companies that manufactured 'firing' toy cannon, that I remembered that I had owned one of these. I suspect that mine might also have been thrown away ... but I live in hope that I will find it.

    As to the cost ... well it was not cheap ... but it was also not as much as I had expected.

    All the best,

    Bob

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