Sunday, 23 December 2012

(More) International Arms dealing

Friday was a pretty good day.  After a useful business meeting In Leeds in the morning, I returned to discover that the blog had passed 200,000 hits.  Then the post arrived, including a package from Ross Macfarlane in Canada.  This contained a few of Ross' own 25mm castings and this mint-condition Britains field gun.  This wonderfully generous gift will help alleviate the unemployment problem currently affecting Tratvian gunners - as alluded to in an earlier post.
The gun was accompanied by an imposing looking staff officer, and an email exchange with Ross soon yielded some history and an idea for a name.  So I am pleased to announce that Major (Retd.) Lawford College, having returned from Faraway, has accepted a contract as 'adviser' to the Army of His Imperial Majesty, Tsar of all the Tratvians, Vladimir IV.


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

A very nice addition to the Tratvian hordes! They need all the advice (and artillery) they can get if they are to prevail in all their future conflicts.

Al the best,


Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
Maj. College's first lesson will be 'Which end of the gun goes bang...'

tradgardmastare said...

Arms and the man?
A very splendid pair of fLW toys indeed.

Tim Gow said...

Lovely, aren't they? I shall regard them as early Christmas presents.

Jim Duncan said...

I'm not sure which is more imperious, the Major or the field gun. You never have enough field guns but often have too many majors (chiefs and indians).

Merry XMAS


Tim Gow said...

Jim Duncan
The Major becomes the sole figure in my 54mm collection I haven't painted myself. That must make him feel pretty superior!

Ross Mac said...

Which end goes bang? Uhoh, I'm not sure we covered that part.

Merry Christmas!

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
I thought you said this guy knew his business. I'm getting a bad feeling.....