This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of H.G. Wells book Little Wars which undoubtedly has to be the birth of our crazy hobby but for some reason I have never gotten around to reading it whereas my good mate Aly Morrison not only has read it but thought he would celebrate the anniversary by putting on a game from the book. He put on this lovely display, the battle of Hooks Farm at Partizan II last weekend using his own range of figures, Shiny Toy Soldiers.
Because I was putting on our own Leauge of Augsburg display with Adrian Howe, Barry Hilton, Bob Talbot and Gerry Donohoe and was feeling unwell I completely forgot to take any photos at the show so these ones are courtesy of another mate Colin Jack.
Advancing British infantry outflanked by sneaky French cavalry
The range of figures Aly has produced are based on another book The Great War in Britain 1897 which sees a Franco-Russian force invading Britain. You can see his production work of these great figures at this site. http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=52968.0
Scots Greys in British cavalry tradition about to get themselves into hot water
By the end of the game there was only one figure standing which was the British general so the Brits managed to stop the Franco-Russian invasion and sent them home to think again.
If you want to get your hands on these lovely figures the Shiny Toy Soldier range is sold through Spencer Smith Miniatures at this site. http://www.spencersmithminiatures.co.uk/html/_s_t_s__equipment.html