The adventures of an 18th century imagination, located in Northern Europe formerly ruled over by joint rulers Duke Karl Frederick and Duchess Liv.Not to mention the American colony of Ny Tradgardland the 17th century Colony of New Tradgardstadt and the newly restored territory of the Shetland Isles.
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Tuesday, 28 December 2021
From Miniature Warfare April 1968
I am very indebted to Ronnie for the below article-
Fascinating and news to me. I wonder if the Janissaries or Charles ll unit appeared on the table top ?
Fabulous! And you can’t argue with that string of letters after his name either. 😄ReplyDelete
Indeed! I only ever saw him at a distance in my SK days but he had a presence about him.Delete
Yup, that book was an even greater influence than Featherstone though it came second.ReplyDelete
It was one of the first I ever read. Still is an influence on my gaming.Delete
Very true in what you both say.Delete
And that's why my Wofun 18th-century armies are a liberal mix of '45, Marlborough and American Revolution.ReplyDelete
And all the better for it Imho.Delete
Hear! Hear! Good to see one of the greats with that take on things.ReplyDelete
So true! I feel it has given me a wee hobby boost seeing this letter.Delete
You could write to his son or grandson and ask ...ReplyDelete
No - forget that - confused him with Charles Grant again!ReplyDelete
I know who you mean, no worries. I don’t know what happened to Peter Young’s collection. Did he have a son/daughter who kept them? Can anyone shed a light on this ?Delete
One of the first sort of imaginations ?ReplyDelete
I believe, but am open to correction, the Brigadier commissioned painted figures and buildings.
He certainly obtained a lot of buildings/terrain from Bill Holmes of Deltorama. I'm not sure if he actually paid his figure painters!Delete
Deltorama, tell us more…Delete
There's a good article about Deltorama on the Vintage Wargaming blog. I'd let you have a link but you know how I am about such technicalities. Should be easy to find!Delete
Young's figures were sold to a collector in America and it was suggested at the time that the price was never paid.
That's a fascinating piece of wargames history; thanks for posting.ReplyDelete