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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Red Cavalry night fight

Russian Red Cavalry night fight. These plastic toy  soldiers are produced by Engineer Basevich (Red Cavalry) and Armies in Plastic (Cossacks).

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Russian Civil War (1918 - 1921) : Red cavalry is chasing a "white" Cossack ...

The Russian Civil War (1918 - 1921) : Red cavalry is chasing a "white" Cossack ...

The Red cavalry soldiers are produced by Engineer Basevich (Russia) and the "white" Cossack soldier is a rarity from Neumann (Liege, Belgium, 30s).

Friday, September 13, 2019

History of toys by Henry René d'Allemagne (1902)

History of toys by Henry René d'Allemagne (1902): book containing 250 illustrations in the text and 100 out-of-text engravings, including 50 watercolor illustrations. The book contains high quality engravings of vintage toy soldiers as well ! Nice images of lead  and paper toy soldiers !

Histoire des jouets : ouvrage contenant 250 illustrations dans le texte et 100 gravures hors texte dont 50 planches coloriées à l'aquarelle .

Please use the link below to download the pdf book (466 pages):

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Domage & Cie metal soldier catalog for Tobler chocolates

D. C. (Domage & Cie) metal soldier 45 mm catalog (France 30s)  for Tobler chocolates

Please use the link below to download the catalog in pdf format:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Roman army from CBG Mignot (Part 1)

The Roman army (Latin: exercitus Romanus) was the terrestrial armed forces deployed by the Romans throughout the duration of Ancient Rome, from the Roman Kingdom (to c. 500 BC) to the Roman Republic (500–31 BC) and the Roman Empire (31 BC – 395), and its medieval continuation the Eastern Roman Empire. It is thus a term that may span approximately 2,206 years (753 BC to 1453 AD), during which the Roman armed forces underwent numerous permutations in composition, organisation, equipment and tactics, while conserving a core of lasting traditions.
These Roman army was produced by CBG Mignot and other makers in 60s/70s (Museu Militar do Porto).

The Testudo formation (The Turtle formation)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A German (uhlan) lancer night watch was inspected by August von Mackensen ...

In 1914, the Imperial German Army included twenty-six Uhlan regiments, three of which were Guard regiments, twenty-one line (sixteen Prussian, two Württemberg and three Saxon) and two from the autonomous Royal Bavarian Army. All German Uhlan regiments wore Polish style czapkas and tunics with plastron fronts, both in coloured parade uniforms and the field grey service dress introduced in 1910. Because German hussar, dragoon and cuirassier regiments also carried lances in 1914, there was a tendency among their French and British opponents to describe all German cavalry as "uhlans". The lance carried by the uhlans (and after 1889 the entire German cavalry branch) consisted of a 318 cm (ten foot and five inch) long tube made of rolled steel-plate, weighing 1.6 kg (three pound and nine ounces). The lance carried below its head a small pennant in differing colours according to the province or state from which the regiment was recruited. The four edged spear-like point of the shaft was 30 cm (12 inches) long and made of tempered steel. The butt end of the shaft was also pointed so that (in theory) the lance could be wielded as a double ended weapon. After seeing mounted action during the early weeks of World War I, the Uhlan regiments were either dismounted to serve as "cavalry rifles" in the trenches of the Western Front, or transferred to the Eastern Front where more primitive conditions made it possible for horse cavalry to still play a useful role. All twenty-six German Uhlan regiments were disbanded in 1918–1919.
Anton Ludwig Friedrich August von Mackensen (6 December 1849 – 8 November 1945), born August Mackensen, was a German field marshal.He commanded with extreme success during the First World War and became one of the German Empire's most prominent and competent military leaders. After the Armistice, Mackensen was interned for a year. He retired from the army in 1920 and was made a Prussian state councillor in 1933 by Hermann Göring. During the Nazi era, Mackensen remained a committed monarchist and sometimes appeared at official functions in his First World War uniform. He was suspected of disloyalty to the Third Reich, although nothing was proven against him. The Mackensen figure was made by Lineol in 30s. The uhlans were produced by Elastolin and Schusso in 30s as well.