At last! They’re here at last! Huzzah! Or Ulla?
They’re all utterly gorgeous. You have to buy a copy or two!
Somewhere in paper soldier Valhalla, the late and much missed Stuart Asquith is smiling.
My favourite of all pages are the Civilians. As lively and full of character as Tintin or the work of Raymond Briggs like Ethel and Ernest. I hope Peter Dennis takes that as a complement!
But, crowding round my copy as I opened it, fresh from Helion thought the post, a gasp went up from the tiny men (and women) – “Where were the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts?”
In times of peril such as Martian or Franco / Prussian invasion, England expects everyone to step up and be counted – Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts too!
Hopefully in time Peter Dennis will amend this omission and put some Edwardian Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts on his Paperboys Little Wars website page, if only to keep an eye on the Prussians there!
Hint: Peter, there’s plenty of early scout uniform details, if you want on my Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop website blog and Man of TIN blog:
Early ‘Paperboys’!? Some of my Edwardian scraps of Scouts (probably printed in Germany)
Making my Paperboys up might have to wait!
Probably until after I have to finish working with Alan ‘Tradgardland’ Gruber on our 54mm Scouting Wide Games and Snowball Fight offerings for the Little Wars Revisited 54mm gaming day.
This takes place on Saturday March 14th 2020 in Martian invaded Woking, no less! (still spaces available) see here for details –
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN (not Boy of PAPER) 21 February 2020