ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Saturday, 16 January 2021

New Toys and Books...

 Greetings...

The first of my Xmas presents to myself have started to arrive...

First up are two more volumes on the Uniforms of the French Armies...



These are again from Soldiershop Publishing and are everything I have come to expect... lots and lots of pretty pictures.

https://soldiershop.com/collane/libri/s-weapons-uniforms/

Next up are some more uniform plates from Brigade/Peter Bunde...



A lot of Prussian units in this lot... I particularly like the look of the Thuringer Battalion...

https://www.brigade-uniform-tafeln.de/


My miniature samples have started to arrive as well... I think I shall get some painted before I post them...


All the best   Aly




30 comments:

  1. It is really comforting to see these old uniform plates back in print. I have a few in this series but not these good looking books.

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    1. They are indeed really nice books Jonathan...
      When I look though them I can’t help but mentally tick off a list of all the units I would like to see on the table...

      All the best. Aly

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  2. These look great. Merry Christmas! Not being a student of the period I’ve always wondered how practical some of these lovely uniforms were when on campaign.

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    1. I think for the most part, the basic uniform would be okay... it’s basically a coat, trousers and boots...
      But it’s the shako I find myself wondering about...
      I’ve put an original on... and it felt okay standing still... but I couldn’t imagine running for a bus... wearing a Pikeman’s pot also feels quite disorienting.
      Maybe it’s because as a society we just don’t wear hats anymore... I suspect if you wore a shako on most days... it would become second nature.

      All the best. Aly

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  3. Great stuff and your butterfly continues to fly free?

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    1. It is indeed flying free...
      Me and Mr Focused aren’t on speaking terms at the moment 😂😂😂

      All the best. Aly

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  4. A lovely collection of additional uniform information Aly, all the inspiration you need to let the butterfly run rampant!

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    1. Butterfly Rampant 🤔...
      You may have something there...😂

      All the best. Aly

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    1. They certainly are Stokes...
      And very useful.

      All the best. Aly

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  6. Bravo Aly.
    I must admit that I'd never heard of the Thuringer Battalion!

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    1. The Thuringer was a new one to me as well Matthew...
      In early 1813 the three contingents that made up the battalion all wore different uniforms... which would certainly make for an interesting looking unit.

      All the best. Aly

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    2. The battalions name in English is the 1st Thuringian...
      That will teach me not to look at the translation 😁

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  7. Some very nice boks there Aly, but far too full of temptation for a poor and weak soul such as myself;)

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    1. They are indeed a butterflies dream come true Steve.

      All the best. Aly

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  8. Fabulous books Aly. They have a superb range of eBooks too...its a good thing that my Italian language skills doesn’t extend beyond, “good morning”, “good evening”, “thank you” and “beer”, otherwise my wallet would be much lighter.

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    1. You are out of luck then Mark...
      All the books I have are in English or the have a translation included... the ones that don’t are just so full of pretty uniforms that it really doesn’t matter what the language is 😁

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Thumbing through a uniform book does have a certain pleasure. Enjoy!

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    1. You are quite right Stuart... it also takes ones mind off the real/modern world for a while.

      All the best. Aly

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  10. Looking forward to a great 2021. All the best with these projects Aly.

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    1. Thank you Carlo...
      Here’s to a brighter year ahead.


      All the best. Aly

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  11. Mr Focused needs to be back on the ball I think...

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    1. Mr Focused was really busy all last year... he needs a little rest.
      I may have started a new, New Year tradition for myself... Butterfly January 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

      All the best. Aly

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    1. I may have to get more volumes and plates....
      Because I really really really neeeed them 😂

      All the best. Aly

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  13. Personal Christmas presents good. I'm extending personal Christmas time for at least another month :)

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  14. Lovely looking books and uniform plates, very nice,oh and merry Christmas! I wrapped mine and put them under the tree addressed to me from Santa!
    Best Iain

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    1. If I had thought to plan ahead, I would have done the same 😁

      All the best. Aly

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