Sunday, 11 March 2018

First Outing for La Haye It'aint! Number 2

I guess the tension is by now unbearable..........



The French try to batter down the gates, "Did anyone think to bring the key?"



                                                  "Are you busy later?"




                                                Some of the brave defenders

All in all a splendid day in Woking's Christchurch, hopefully this is the start of an annual event, which next time will be something different from Napoleonics.

Comments and questions gladly accepted, thanks fro now.

Eric






16 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you yesterday...it was a really excellent event and here's to next years!

    Alastair

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  2. Loved your beautiful enamel painted figures!

    Cheers
    Anthony

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  3. Thank you Anthony, it was good to meet you, Saturday was a great day out!
    Eric

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  4. This is wonderful! The figures and buildings are terrific. I've been having fun going through trying to id the origin of some of the figures, esp picking out the occasional upgraded BMC or Marx.

    As an aside, my first big 54mm game was a La Haye Sainte game at Historicon in 97. I answered a call for volunteers and brought some of my 1812 US and British/Canadian figures to sub in as Belgians & KGL.
    After that game and meeting other 54mm enthusiasts there, I was hooked and the Littlewars yahoo group eventually followed from it.

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  5. Many thanks for your kind words Ross. The French come from Airfix, Hat, Italeri, BMC/Marx (as you say) CTS, A Call to Arms, Armies in Plastic, Replicants, probably others; some picked up for pennies, it's amazing what a different head can do!Your 1997 game sounds amazing, from little acorns......
    Eric

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  6. Eric, it sounds like the 54mm gaming weekend was a success - I couldn’t make it but was pleased to see the pics. As I try to get my 54mm project moving I am tempted to pop along to a show - any recommendations? Will “Helmet” be running a trade stand at any this year perhaps?

    And sad to see that you had to stop the Helmet blog - some great work shown there. I guess it must sometimes seem that you are typing in a vacuum, and I know I am guilty of not responding to Blog posts very often - must try harder :-) Most of my commentary ends up on TMP, but I guess that is probably not a forum that has much merit for you. I did join the yahoo group but forgot my password - need to deactivate that.

    Anyway - enough said. Great blog, inspirational work. thank you

    Marc

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  7. Hi Eric,

    Thank you so much for the preacher figure! I can't wait to add him to my ECW forces as a 'special character' for the Pikeman's Lament rules...

    Best wishes
    Anthony

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  8. Marc,

    Thank you for this and your other comment. The web is a wonderful and often frustrating thing! My frustration with the Helmet blog was the lack of response, but more so with the tone of some of the comments. However onwards and upwards....I deliberately didn't publicise this new effort to see what happened. so am not surprised it took time to find it, but am glad you did! Hope you own armies increase from now on. Eric

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  9. Anthony, You are welcome.

    Eric

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  10. Dave,
    Thank you for the kind words in both your comments. The use of the same type of head does unify figures from a range of manufacturers, from the inexpensive to the quite costly. Good luck with your conversions!
    Eric

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  11. No problem Eric. Did you have any thoughts re good toy soldier shows to attend please?

    Thanks. Marc

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  12. Marc,

    I recommend this, and it's hapening soon!
    Plastic Warrior Show 2018




    For those that don't already know, or who are searching the web for information on the UK Toy and Model Soldier Show, more commonly referred to as the Plastic Warrior Show 2018, it will be held on Saturday 12th May 2018.




    The venue is: The Harlequin Suite at the Winning Post Inn Chertsey Road, Twickenham, TW2 6LS. Doors open to General Public from 10.30 (there is no earlybird entry). Link to website: http://www.fayre-square.com/pub/winning-post-whitton-twickenham/c0487/

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    1. Thanks Eric - I will try and get there. Will you be manning a Helmet stall, or do you no longer do that anymore?

      Marc

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  13. Marc,

    I'll be there, probably helping on the door, make yourself known and we can have a chat. - Eric

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