Sunday, 12 February 2017

An unexpected journey or imagineering in the later part of the 19th century?

I had some vague butterflyesque plans for the time being.I would try and drive some projects forward across a very wide front, then came the email. It told of over 350 painted and 200 unpainted (plus wagons guns etc)  comprising both armies Irregular Miniatures (toy soldier looking in my eyes) 42mm Franco Prussian war figures for sale!
"The Duke of Tradgardland breaking into song upon hearing news of a lead mountain..."
                                                        by Anton von Werner

I could not resist with retirement a few (or less?) years away this was the Project to keep me going when the Ducal warchest was not to be dipped into too often for lead in times to come. So I am awaiting their arrival, the infantry are in units of 27 figures so a goodly size..
This got me thinking of imagineering in the period. I imagined some small states holding out against the German confederation possibly Tradgarland herself. So the figures could be used for 1870 France v Germany and also for some imaginary battles involving the successors of Emperor v Elector. Let me know what you think...


  1. A great opportunity, nice'toy soldier'figures and a very flexible era ,Tony

  2. Tradgardmastare,

    I saw the same email and have been wondering whether of not I could afford the collection. I dithered ... and you didn't, and I am really pleased that they are going to a new home where they will be appreciated and used! Good luck ... and good wargaming!

    All the best,


  3. It sounds like a great find. They are nice figures and should suit your purpose well. Congratulations!

  4. Oooh.... result. I look forward to seeing them in action and painted over the next few years.