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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Remember Belgium !

When World War I began, Germany invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg as part of the Schlieffen Plan, in an attempt to capture Paris quickly by catching the French off guard by invading through neutral countries. It was this action that technically caused the British to enter the war, as they were still bound by the 1839 agreement to protect Belgium in the event of war. On 2 August 1914, the German government demanded that German armies be given free passage through Belgian territory, although this was refused by the Belgian government on 3 August.The King Albert I addressed his Parliament on 4 August, saying "Never since 1830 has a graver hour sounded for Belgium. The strength of our right and the need of Europe for our autonomous existence make us still hope that the dreaded events will not occur."

Monday, October 21, 2019

Page from a German war toys catalog from around 1938

Playing in an emergency: Strategic-military thinking should be trained as a child ( 26.06.2013). Toy soldiers from different German makers (Hausser, Elastolin, Tippco, Karl Bub).

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Roskopf Miniaturmodelle

The German company Roskopf Miniaturmodelle founded in Berlin in 1955 by Mr. Marcel Roskopf started with the production of horse-drawn carriages on HO scale ,later produced by Preiser, and distribution. Due to the growth of the company, Roskopf moved in 1958 from Berlin to Traunreut. Of the 1: 100 Roskopf miniature models, there was a large selection of Bundeswehr, Russian and Wehrmacht vehicles and tanks, as well as soldiers figures. But also exotics like the BARC Land Vehicle, a gigantic, buoyant wheeled vehicle with a ramp. It was intended for receiving vehicles and tanks in amphibious land operations and was also used in the Bundeswehr. From Roskopf there were also rocket, helicopter and aircraft kits in the scale 1: 100. Unfortunately, the 1: 100 military RMM Roskopf miniature models taken out of production around 1990 at the latest. Probably already from about 1986 (last official RMM 1: 100 catalog was 1985) until 1990 only remnants of the military RMM Roskopf miniature models were sold. Novelties like the 1: 100 Roland air defense system on 8x8 MAN chassis (later produced by Roco in 1:87), the 1: 100 6x6 rocket launcher LARS2 MAN 7 tonner (later produced by Roco in 1:87), or a 1: 100T -72 tank have never, or only in small numbers in series been produced. As of 1982, a new range of civilian contemporary French, Swiss and German 1:87 truck models appeared alternatively. Soon after, a series of 1:87 truck models from the 1920s and 30s appeared. In 1994, the company was sold to the Sieper-Werke (Siku), which had already bought Wiking. Roskopf was incorporated at Wiking. Wiking also produced a now very rare UN series with white 1: 100 Roskopf Bundeswehr MAN trucks and the transport tank Fuchs (1: 100). Mr. Roskopf died on June 21, 2002.

Please use the link below to download the  Roskopf models catalog (58 pages pdf)  created by Helmut Hillebrand:

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

German Artillery Tractor from Tipp&Co (20s)

The first artillery tractors were designed prior to the outbreak of World War I, often based on agricultural machines such as the Holt tractor. Such vehicles allowed the tactical use of heavier guns to supplement the light horse drawn field guns. "Horseless artillery" available prior to World War I weighed 8 tons, had 70 horsepower and could go 8 mph.For example, in the British Army it allowed the heavy guns of the Royal Garrison Artillery to be used flexibly on the battlefield. This German Artillery Tractor (20s) was probably produced by Tipp&Co.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Have a nice weekend !

Marder III was the name for a series of World War II German tank destroyers. They mounted either Soviet 76.2 mm F-22 Model 1936 divisional field guns, or German 7.5 cm PaK 40, in an open-topped fighting compartment on top of the chassis of the Panzer 38(t). They offered little protection to the crew, but added significant firepower compared to contemporary German tanks. They were in production from 1942 to 1944 and served on all fronts until the end of the war, along with the similar Marder II.
This Marder III is produced by the 21st Century Toys. Soldiers are from Britains Deetail, Lineol, Elsastolin and Blue-box.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Attack of the German lancers (WW1)

Prior to the outbreak of World War I, there had been controversy as to whether lances were the more effective "armes blanches" (that is edged weapons) for cavalry, but neither proved a match for modern firearms. Some armies continued to use lances throughout this war, but they seldom saw use on the Western Front after initial clashes in France and Belgium in 1914. On the Eastern Front, mounted cavalry still had a role and lances saw limited use by the German and Austrian armies. These German Lancers are made by Lineol (the Museu Militar do Porto). You can also see the mounted figure of the Generalfeldmarschal Paul von Hindenburg.

The Generalfeldmarschal Paul von Hindenburg leads the attack

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year 2019 !

Thank you for being with the Toy Soldiers and Real Battles, and we wish you all the best in 2019!🎄🎅🎉🎇🎇🎇

Monday, December 10, 2018

Dogs and Drums tonight ...

The Königsberger Paukenhund was the traditional kettle drum dog of the Prussian infantry based in the East Prussian capital of Königsberg. The tradition dates from the 1866 Battle of Königgrätz, where troops of the Prussian 43rd Infantry Regiment ("Duke Karl of Mecklenburg-Strelitz") overran the drum wagon of the Austrian 77th Infantry Regiment ("Karl Salvator of Tuscany"), whose dog, a Saint Bernard named "Sultan", had been shot. The East Prussian soldiers took the drum wagon back on their victorious return to Königsberg, where it received much attention. There, dogs were assigned to the regiment. As part of the musical corps, the dogs, named either "Sultan" or "Pasha" in honor of their Austrian predecessor, participated in parades and the procession of the castle guard until after the First World War. 
 The Königsberger Paukenhund  from Elastolin (30s)

The Königsberger Paukenhund belonging to the Königsberger Infanterie-Regiments 43

Monday, December 3, 2018

Lineol Flak 88 Gun battery in firing position

The 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41 is a German 88 mm anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. It was widely used by Germany throughout the war, and was one of the most recognized German weapons of that conflict. The presented toy Flak 88 gun was produced by Lineol from 1936 till 1939 (Nr. 1230). The Luftwaffe Flak soldiers are made by Elastolin and Lineol in 30s.