Saturday 11 February 2012

Refighting the Jacobite Rising of 1745-1746 part 3

The observant among you will have noticed the absence of a post containing part 2 of this series. I only have an incomplete run of Miniature Warfare and I do not have that issue (Volume 5 Number 1) from 1972. If anyone has a copy of this magazine and could send me a good quality scan of the article, I would be glad to post it. I also don't have the issues following the one the article posted here appeared in (Volume 5 Number 2 May 1972) so I am not 100% sure whether there were only the three articles in this series.

Thursday 9 February 2012

Refighting the Jacobite Rising of 1745-1746 part 1

This is the famous article from Miniature Warfare in January 1972, where Stuart Reid says Lamming Figures have now stopped producing Seven Years'War figures (see post below).

Saturday 4 February 2012

False Alarm on e-bay

Minifigs S Range Jacobite Rebellion figures

Continuing the promised Jacobite Rebellion semi-theme, there was a brief flurry of excitement here at VW Towers last week when a lot appeared on e-bay claiming to be Lamming figures. The excitement was caused by their being Seven Years War figures - these are the mythical figures referred to by Stuart Reid in his Miniature Warfare articles - "I recommend Lamming for French troops and Elcho's lifeguard (Lamming British Horse Guard)" December 1970 and "Lamming have now stopped producing Seven Years' War figures" January 1972. I and several others (including Vintage 20mil) have been unable to locate any figures, pictures or listings of this range.

The eBay figures turned out to be Front Rank 25/28s so the mystery remains. If anyone has any further information, pictures, or even examples of these figures, I would be very glad to hear from you.

The accompanying pictures are of the Minifigs S Range for this conflict. These are very nice figures which came out in time for the second of Stuart Reid's articles refereed to above.