Old figures, old rules, old scenery, old articles, old reviews, and old wargamers.
Not old school. Just old.
Lovely figures - well proportioned and detailed.
I'm saure Iremeber a review of the SEGOM "25mm" range in Mil-mod. there were cavalry- I seem to recall Hussars with muliple plumes you snipped off to get the right type. I think it was the "small" milmods it was in I still have those somewhere.
Andy, that would be great. Do you kow which year MilMod started? I am still trying to find a listing for the Lamming SYW range which were only around from about 1968-1970, and I wondered if there just might be an advert in a MilMod from around then. I have a John Cross Figure Reveiw article for Lamming from February 1971's Military Modelling which doesn't mention the SYW Range .
Mil Mod no 1 is January 1971 2 issue2 reviews Lamming but doea not mention the SYW- the implication is that the reviewd Napoleonics are new and better than the older ranges but then you have that one. The Segom rnge is reviewd in the September 1972 issue. - the horses were apparently in chocolate brown white or tan plastic and appear to be stationary poses.
There were 25 foot and 11 mounted figures in the range. The horses came in halves, 3 different left and right which could be combined to make a total of 9 poses. There was also a standard Gribeauval carriage with either a 12 pounder or howitzer barrel. Foot and cavalry standards were available to convert some of the figures into standard bearers.And yes, Austrians in helmets were in the range. I can provide a complete list if anyone is interested.
Thanks Ron. I'd certainly be interested in seeing a complete list.Clive
SEGOM figure list:French ArtillerymanFrench Imperial Guard Color BearerFrench Imperial Guard OfficerFrench Imperial Guard at AttentionPrussian InfantryRussian Line InfantryFrench InfantryFrench Infantry OfficerFrench Imperial Guard with drumBritish HighlanderBritish InfantryAustrian FusilierAustrian GrenadierFrench Light InfantryFrench Infantry Color BearerRussian Line Infantry OfficerPrussian Infantry OfficerBritish Infantry OfficerBritish Highlander OfficerAustrian OfficerBritish RiflesBritish GrenadierFrench Infantry firing 1805French Imperial Guard marchingFrench HussarFrench Guards ChasseurPolish LancerFrench DragoonFrench CuirassierRussian CuirassierPrussian UhlanFrench Officer (mounted)British LifeguardBritish Light DragoonBritish Artilleryman, mountedFrench Cannon / Howitzer
Imported and sold by Model Figures & Hobbies, Belfast. This wargames range came as a pleasant surprise when we started importing SEGOM 54mm plastic figure kits. They were not made in the normal plastic but an acetate that could be bent in hot water, carved like wood and turned into a paste using acetone. The horses were far better than any available at the time. Ron's list is complete, the one major error was the British grenadier which was made with a bearskin (which they of course never wore in action). This is not an uncommon mistake made by Continentals. SEGOM was the first company to make collector figures in kits (before Historex).In France they were sold assembled and painted. When my father and I visited Pierre de Bieville in Paris and said we would like to import them as kits he was a bit surprised but warmed to the idea. He showed us how he made the 25mm. He made up a figure using existing 54mm parts and the necessary changes, the figure was reduced in size by machine. Sadly on Mr Bieville death the company was sold and the new owner was only interested in dealing in 'flat' figures. I regretfully have no idea what happened to the moulds etc of the plastics. The wargames range did fairly well and we sold them at shows such as Northern Militare and Claymore as well as mail order.
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