Wednesday, 26 February 2020

15th century paper man ( with apologies to King Crimson)

I am intrigued by the current wave of interest in paper soldiers. I had some lovely press out card knights and castles as a boy although their one sidedness put me off a little. Nevertheless they had great play value and were fun too. I saw the below when they appeared on an Amazon search-

They are quite small and I am considering enlarging them a little on a photocopier. They remind me of zinnfiguren flats in terms of style and lack the interesting basing methodology of Peter Dennis. However they are a period I am fascinated by and will give them a try. 


  1. Nice looking book - is there a cut out castle too?

  2. Must admit that I've got a similar interest in the possibilities brought about by paper or card soldiers. I've yet to act on it though.

    Best Regards,


    1. Interesting and perhaps something that could be done with your son...

  3. Thanks for the heads up, just ordered this and the 30YW book.

  4. My pleasure, I will be interested to hear of the tyw book.

  5. This looks like a cool book. I can just imagine Charles the Bold saying "let's play the Burgundian Wars", and Phillip the Good saying "it will end in tears son."