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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Aug 2016 11:18 p.m. PST

One of my friends kindly sold me some of his 54mm Trophy of Wales toy soldiers for the Sudan Campaigns – here is a picture of the Dervish that just arrived today:


For more pix and information, please click on the link to my blog:


Black Hat Miniatures23 Aug 2016 2:40 a.m. PST

They look a great addition to your armies.

I'm just about to put the AQM Dervishes and Hadowena into a mould this week…


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2016 7:16 a.m. PST

You can never have too many Dervish.
British might disagree, but I am talking to the gamer.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2016 7:19 a.m. PST

A collection worth envying to be sure. I've had a story idea in my head for years. A Sherlock Holmes case tentatively tiled "The Problem of the Purloined Grenadier", wherein Holmes is hired by H.G. Wells to locate a valuable toy soldier that had been stolen from his collection.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2016 12:44 p.m. PST

Wow, those Dervish have really colorful turbans ! I don't think the Mahdi would approve.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2016 1:53 p.m. PST

Colorful turbans seems to have been a trademark of the Trophy range as the newer figures also have the same garb. evil grin

dBerczerk24 Aug 2016 11:21 a.m. PST

Those green-turbaned warriors may have completed the Hajj to Mecca.

Part time gamer16 Oct 2016 1:53 a.m. PST

They look great. I do love the look of 54mm mini's. Still some what of a great surprise its still a popular gaming scale.
Now, I plead 'total ignorance' when it comes to 54mm miniatures here guys, so I have to ask:
I have recently learned of "Armies in Plastic" produces 54mm's (in plastic of course), but Im wondering..
Are these cast in lead, pewter or perhaps 'very' traditional 'tin' of some type? If anyone even still does that?

deflatermouse21 Oct 2016 4:29 p.m. PST

I like the Askaris. Very nice. Need more games with a company of Askari.
Ever since I saw Korda's "The Four Feathers" when I was 10, I always liked Sudanese Askaris.
Thank you for sharing.

"The Problem of the Purloined Grenadier sounds like it would be an excellent read.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2016 7:53 p.m. PST

Nick, I love the idea of Sherlock and H.G. playing a game of Little Wars on the lawn. What a dual of wits! Did valuable toy soldiers exist circa 1900? Perhaps some made for the crowned head of Europe? Great idea, anyway!

Volleyfire22 Oct 2016 1:28 a.m. PST

That is some serious hairdos on the Beja there, I wonder how long it took them to blow dry and back comb that lot before going into battle? :-)

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 12:07 p.m. PST

AIP figures are hard plastic and very nice indeed. Bill W. Painted a hoard of Beja that participate in our games and I'm impressed with the plastic figures.

William Brtitan's & Sons started their business around 1890 as a lower cost alternative to the Heyde sold cast and composition figures. The Frwnch Mignot and Lucotte figures of the day were very expensive even in 1900.

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