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I didn't cringe at the paint job - I cringed at the re-enactment.  No unit trays?!?  No measuring tools?!?

 

Savages!

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16 minutes ago, Clearman said:

I didn't cringe at the paint job - I cringed at the re-enactment.  No unit trays?!?  No measuring tools?!?

 

Savages!

 

I was wondering where the hell the dice were.

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Why didn't anyone tell me about the dress code?!?

 

I'm ashamed to say I don't wear a suit and tie when I'm painting or playing with my minis.

 

Also. I'm now very curious about what happened to the Hintons.

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15 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Why didn't anyone tell me about the dress code?!?

 

I'm ashamed to say I don't wear a suit and tie when I'm painting or playing with my minis.

 

Also. I'm now very curious about what happened to the Hintons.

 

Apparently Marcus Hinton was quite the eccentric (not that we have anyone like that around here).  He co-founded Hinton Hunt Miniatures.  He died in 1988 in his mid-fifties.  There's quite a collector's market for the stuff, so looking up Hinton Hunt might yield interesting information.  I came across this anecdote:

 

Steve Thompson (who lives in the Thames Valley) told us, “My Dad and I were interested in buying the Hinton Hunt figure range. So we went round to Hinton’s home in Taplow one afternoon. His house was like a strange museum. He collected militaria and his wife loved cats. The whole place was full of cats and suits of armour. You lifted up the visor on a 30 Years War cuirassier’s helmet and a cat jumped out."

 

Yeah, they were our people.  :lol:

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16 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

Apparently Marcus Hinton was quite the eccentric (not that we have anyone like that around here).  He co-founded Hinton Hunt Miniatures.  He died in 1988 in his mid-fifties.  There's quite a collector's market for the stuff, so looking up Hinton Hunt might yield interesting information.  I came across this anecdote:

 

Steve Thompson (who lives in the Thames Valley) told us, “My Dad and I were interested in buying the Hinton Hunt figure range. So we went round to Hinton’s home in Taplow one afternoon. His house was like a strange museum. He collected militaria and his wife loved cats. The whole place was full of cats and suits of armour. You lifted up the visor on a 30 Years War cuirassier’s helmet and a cat jumped out."

 

Yeah, they were our people.  :lol:

I'd have been shocked if they weren't "our people"! But this is all rather wonderful. Thanks for sharing! It's neat to see how it was back in the day. I ordered a copy of Little Wars because I wanted to see how HG Wells did it WAY back in the day. 

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17 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

Yeah, they were our people

I dunno.

I found that same article you quoted from.

His customer service certainly wasn't up to Reapers standards.

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4 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I dunno.

I found that same article you quoted from.

His customer service certainly wasn't up to Reapers standards.

:poke:

Who's is? 

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Somewhere out there is footage of L. Sprague deCamp and Fletcher Pratt playing naval miniatures, back in the 1950s or so.

 

Pratt was enjoying playing the game, while deCamp was enjoying talking to people. ::):

 

The Auld Grump

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59 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Why didn't anyone tell me about the dress code?!?

 

I'm ashamed to say I don't wear a suit and tie when I'm painting or playing with my minis.

 

Also. I'm now very curious about what happened to the Hintons.

 

I know.  And who doesn't have period uniforms hanging from their crown molding. 

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1 hour ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I dunno.

I found that same article you quoted from.

His customer service certainly wasn't up to Reapers standards.

:poke:

 

More like CMoN...

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1 hour ago, Crowley said:

His customer service certainly wasn't up to Reapers standards.

 

Who's is? 

Battlefront miniatures does....

 

And 15 years ago, so did Games Workshop.....

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24 minutes ago, Beagle said:

All British actors are required to play war games as part of their training. Here’s Edward Woodward enjoying a manly tussle between Royalists and Parliamentrians https://youtu.be/BNiRXIxIftY

 

 

Yes, the old Battleground series is a classic!  It had a number of the gaming/manufacturing luminaries from the early days:

 

(Huh,,,it says Youtube, does not allow embedding of these videos!)

Here's Peter Gilder and John Braithwaite playing Waterloo

 

https://youtu.be/1BlMkT6cXvk

 

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