Hello and Farewell to the Horse


Crossposted from my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog – more pictures at:

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

5 thoughts on “Hello and Farewell to the Horse”

  1. Re: ‘Farewell to the horse’, a book which you might find of interest is :Equus; the horse in the Roman world, by Ann Hyland. A good read.


    1. Awaiting the Equus ancient history one on loan from the library, next month hopefully.
      The Farewell one is interesting and thought provoking about how you or I just over a century or so ago would have lived lives in a countryside or towns and cities so much more dependent on and shaped around the original ‘horse power’ and how this steadily changed throughout the last century. A change not necessarily always for the better …


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