RLS – Martial Elegy for Some Lead Soldiers

RLS Robert Louis Stevenson, taken from the “Stevenson at Play” magazine article by Lloyd Osbourne, 1898.

2 thoughts on “RLS – Martial Elegy for Some Lead Soldiers”

  1. I love the idea of a commemorative poem for someone’s toy soldiers! Mind you, can you imagine most wargamers these days risking their prize figures by actually firing things at them?!
    I well remember shooting at unloved airfix 1:32 figures in the garden with an air pistol in the early 1970s – but they would probably be considered vintage collectibles these days – let alone what the health and safety mob would have to say….


    1. Ian
      Many are the confessional tales of Airfix abuse of kits and figures in blogs and Harry Pearson’s Achtung Schweinhund. Better in some ways this quick death than to slowly crumble away. Old toy soldiers never die, they slowly oxidise or deplasticise and snap at the knees …

      I like the idea of a commemorative poem in place of a game report, if you could only strangle the rhymes into submission. On second thoughts …

      Best wishes, Mark, Man of TIN blog


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