Assisting with enquiries

I found some old, old minis the other day. Most of which I don’t know what they are.

I think this one is from Citadel, an Aly Morrison cave troll from the 80s (complete with 80s paint job!):31195856080_13e080d727_k (1)

But I don’t know who this bad boy is?31567884495_d735b74727_k

Plus some skeletons, also from the 1980s, by I think Ral Partha, along what looks like Fiend Folio era githyanki and some goblin-looking thing:

31530225646_a314359959_kAny insight into this hazy trip down memory lane would be much appreciated.



Old School Space Marines

Space Marines are celebrating 30 years this week-end. Blimey!

To mark the occasion I dug into the Faith and Steel vaults for the oldest space marines I could find. My own date from the starter set with the Black Templars on the box and dark eldar on in inside, plus a few of the (now out of production) metal figures from the time.

These are fine miniatures but I came across a box of something older. I have on long-term loan from a friend some seriously old marines. A mix of plastic and metal, I would love to hear from anyone who can identify them, because all I know is that they are OLD!

Of course, marines never really retire and these veterans still get the occasional run in Apocalypse games.

What’s hiding in your cupboard?


Box opening of a really old box

My big brother was into building model airplanes and like many little brothers I sought to emulate this, but never with any real love, or to be honest, success. However he used to spend some of his newspaper round money on Military Modelling, which I liked because it had tanks, and Battle, which I waited impatiently for him to finish because it had tanks.

And, like magic, one day articles on wargaming began to appear! People with lots and lots of toy soldiers, playing with them. Awesome. My modelling finally had a focus, even if my gaming didn’t. And of tanks. And Romans. And Romans battling tanks, because you worked with what you had.

Well, entering the loft in search of something else and saying to myself, “I wonder what is in that box?” led to me finding copies of:


Now, while not many may remember this magazine, it was a wargame lifeline, if a wierd world away for my country Australian childhood.

This edition comes with a double helping of nostalgia, as it contains a review welcoming the arrival of a brand new magazine:


You may have to squint, but it is writing about White Dwarf!


I found some other treasures in the same long ignored box. Mayby other day; I’ve got some old magazines to read …