Saturday, 8 August 2015

Trooping the Colour .


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)






18 comments:

  1. These are Toy Soldiers, not historians. Flags are great on the tabletop, so I urge you to ignore the Dobsons and then relax and have fun.


    -- Jeff

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    1. The Great Patio War is open to many interpretations and rife with arguments .Tony

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  2. and still splendid fellows to see tromping along the path. No wonder Hugo has trouble restraining himself.

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    1. His speciality is stealing model trees from a the gaming table ,Tony

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  3. Nice to see the 54mm shinies getting an outing again, and Hugo paying interest.

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    1. I think the garden is their natural environment , Tony

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  4. Very nice! Could do with some of that weather down our way. Cracking troops.

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    1. Today its raining - a small window of opportunity , Tony

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  5. This reminds me of garden gaming of which Old School wargaming was inspired.
    Seeing your photos of glossy troops parading through the yard, I am immediately transported back to the days of R.L. Stevenson and H.G. Wells.

    Cool stuff!

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    1. They are one of my favourite collections , I should play with them more , Tony

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  6. Nothing like the sun light to warm the bones & display Toy Soldiers- splendid! KEV.

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    1. If only the weather held - wet today - sigh ! , Tony

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  7. A cat banned from going anywhere it wants to? Good luck with that!

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    1. Now knowing he's banned makes him all the keener to explore my gaming room , Tony

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  8. Marvelous, simply marvelous! I like the sunshine during the parade - great!
    Peter

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    1. Sadly we don't have sunshine now : ( , Tony

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