This morning the sun is shinning - a non-too frequent event of late and I thought - 'this is toy soldier weather' ! . So with the absence of the dog (on a walk with my wife) I set up some 54mm Prince August figures on the patio , Ah ! the glint of sunlight on high gloss varnish ! , nothing better !
The Borsetshire Regiment troop their Colour and are inspected by the CinC Red Army and Captain D' Anger .
The visiting dignitaries pose for the camera . From L to R Mr Kipling (writer and war corespondent), Captain D'Anger , Miss Penelope Welch .
The dangers of Toy Soldiers outdoors ! CAT ATTACK !!!. Hugo is intrigued and tries to carry off Miss Penelope Welch ! . Hugo is banned from the wargaming room because of his bad behaviour !.
The Borsetshires set off on a route march through the herbs. The Great Patio War was the last time that 'Army Red' had Regimental Colours in action - although many authorities dispute this* ! (I hope to add flags to the other units and also 'Army Black' when I get around to it ).
(* Dobson - 'The evidence against the use of Unit Flags in Late War' -Oxford 1899)