Sunday, 1 July 2012

Veteran Napoleonics

These elderly chaps were part of the stuff from JR's attic (see many previous posts!).  They are old metal 25s - all single piece castings - of unknown make - possibly Hinton Hunt.  Can anyone help identify them?
I remember first discovering these figures in the late 1970s at the old Dundee club.  At the time they were in a plastic 4-litre ice cream tub full of 25mm Napoleonics.  We youngsters of the club (I did say it was a while ago!) used them in some games alongside our Airfix plastics.  I wonder what became of the other figures.
Even my limited knowledge of the period indicated that this is a Polish Lancer.
The remaining cavalry look like French Hussars (or infantry officers?)
The joker in the deck is this rather lovely 30mm 'Willie' SYW figure.  Happily his paintwork is still in pretty good shape.


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


They look like Hinton Hunt figures to me. I had some of the Crimean War Lancers and they look very similar.

All the best,


Mosstrooper said...

I love the old 'Willie' figures seem to hold their age well after all these years.

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
Thanks for that. Will ( also thought they were Hinton Hunt.

Tim Gow said...

Moss trooper
It is a lovely figure. I have no use for it as such but will keep and treasure him.

Vintage Wargaming said...

Tim, they are Hinton Hunt one piece castings of Polisg Guard Lancers and French Line Chasseurs a Cheval, with a stray Pavlov Grenadier.

They can all be found on my Hinton Hunter blog.

Paul said...

I will not bore you with my ignorance. I am however impressed that you are still sorting through JR's horde.

The last fella looks very innocent.

Rodger said...

They may be a bit dated by today's fig's but it is always nice to see the older stuff and remember the good old days!!

Tim Gow said...

Vintage Wargaming
Thanks for confirming that.

Tim Gow said...

You'd struggle to compete with my ignorance of this period! I sorted everything out ages ago but it'll keep me in occaisional blog posts for years!

Tim Gow said...

They took part im my first Napoleonic games and that above all makes them treasures.