see also this post. Both are 1/72 scale.
Sunday, 31 January 2021
The Italians sought help for their French and British allies in their campaigns against the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Heavy artillery units were made particularly welcome. Here we see a British heavy howitzer preparing to support the coming assault. Rather ominously the crew are wearing gas masks.....
Saturday, 30 January 2021
These chaps are mostly Armies In Plastic 1916 Germans with ‘paint conversions’. Helpfully the Austro-Hungarian Army used both the German helmet and one of indigenous design which looks - in 1/32 at least - pretty much identical.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
I have a battalion-worth of these old but very charismatic Dulcop figures and recently managed to coax a few in front of the camera. Some might find fault with the rather flamboyant poses but I rather like them. And they are, when all is said and done, toy soldiers.
And I'm not the only fan of these chaps - see also here.
Monday, 25 January 2021
Monday, 18 January 2021
Bertrand recently ran a game set in 1917 and based on the many battles between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies for some sloping rock. He hosted the game based on pre-planning carried out by the opposing commanders - Jack W (A-H) and your humble correspondent (Italian).
Although there was clearly no need for my toys in this game I nevertheless photographed a few in order to enter more fully into the spirit of the thing. And in the hope of intimidating the Austrians. The toys in question are all metal 54mm pre-painted figures I bought on eBay a few years ago. I based and varnished them. I knew their day would come!