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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 6:13 a.m. PST
Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 6:18 a.m. PST

"… Boys or more intelligent sort of girls who like boys books and toys.."


Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

Thank you for posting. I truly enjoyed this.


Fred Mills07 Aug 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

Wonderful stuff. He joins Bob Barker, Vin Diesel, Churchill, and Conan Doyle in the lists!

JimDuncanUK07 Aug 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

I think Peter Cushing was on any wargaming lists long before Vin Diesel and Bob Barker (whoever he is).

Thomas O07 Aug 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

I think I need to wear an ascot when painting miniatures.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

So cool.

MajorB07 Aug 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

Someone posts this link every so often. Must be the third or fourth time I've seen it on TMP.

JimDuncanUK07 Aug 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

30th or 40th time for me, 'cos I'm an oldie.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

I liked the comment that Napoleon I was an avid player of Little Wars. In that sense, at least, he was a man ahead of his time.

dibble Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Good to see he used excellent references….Rousselot.

Paul :)

piper909 Inactive Member07 Aug 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

This linked to an equally fascinating look at the Hintons and their wargaming hobby! YouTube link

My kind of woman, Mrs. Hinton!

Fred Mills07 Aug 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

Bob Barker? Of 'The Price is Right', a long-running American game show. Jokingly, he's often cited as a 'gamer or collector, with Charlton Heston and others of his generation. I'd not seen the Cushing video before, despite its evident frequent citations, so thanks for same.

JimDuncanUK07 Aug 2017 2:13 p.m. PST

The Price is Right ran in the UK with a whole host of so-called celebrities some of who were quite famous. Not my scene though!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 2:26 p.m. PST


Don't forget to add H.G. Wells to your list!

Arteis0207 Aug 2017 9:18 p.m. PST

H.G. Wells was the originator of the expression "a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books". It is the sub-title of 'Little Wars', a book he wrote in 1913.

dick garrison Inactive Member08 Aug 2017 1:54 a.m. PST

I heard somewhere that Robin Williams was a gamer too, along with that chap off of "Storage Wars" who died.

Cheers Roger.

Great War Ace Inactive Member08 Aug 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

The last time this was posted it ran full length, I seem to recall.

GROSSMAN08 Aug 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

And Walter Cronkite was an avid Avalon Hill battle of the bulge player

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

And of course there is Edward Woodward who even hosted Battleground which featured a number of non-celebrity wargaming luminaries.

Henry Martini08 Aug 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

That was because he was associated with the hobby in the public mind due to his character, Callan, being a wargamer. I've never seen any evidence that Woodward himself played… but I'm happy to be corrected.

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 6:06 p.m. PST

Thanks, HM. I thought I had read that he was a wargamer, but have only that recollection…

piper909 Inactive Member08 Aug 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

Andy Partridge of the band XTC is a miniatures gamer, and I've read articles profiling him and his collection (keen on the 1700s, if I remember right).

I also have a BBC video of an episode or two of a program called "My Kingdom for a Horse", starring Sean Bean as a Yorkshire teacher whose hobbies include ECW reenactments and miniatures gaming, which he demonstrates at his school. Seems like some nasty students steal or destroy some of his prized figures in the course of the program, it's sort of heartbreaking!

rhymoraz21 Aug 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

Remember to play solemnly and conscientiously. Wargaming is played most soberly by distinguished people

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 6:45 a.m. PST

Charming clip of that era. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy watching it.

William Ulsterman23 Aug 2017 5:41 p.m. PST

A wargamer, a sexist and a smoker.

An ideal choice for Imperial Command of the 1st Death Star.

42flanker23 Aug 2017 10:49 p.m. PST

On arriving on set or at rehearsal, Mr Cushing used to bow and kiss the hand of every woman present.

William Ulsterman24 Aug 2017 7:11 p.m. PST

Yeah – I do the same thing myself, old boy.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 3:29 a.m. PST

While some might think that charming if I did it at my workplace, I am not sure the tribunal would agree.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member25 Aug 2017 5:08 a.m. PST

"Inappropriate touching" and/or "unwanted sexual advances" are the modern descriptions, I believe.

William Ulsterman27 Aug 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

I guess that would explain the recently served Court summons. Must get round to filing a response to that sometime soon…

42flanker28 Aug 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

He really did</> have enormous feet, too.

Part time gamer13 Feb 2018 11:46 p.m. PST

Ive never seen that, thanks for Posting. But then I don't surf the "history" thread that often.

I think Peter Cushing was on any wargaming lists long before Vin Diesel and Bob Barker..
All are news to me. It seems Mr. Cushing took his hobby quit serious. Beautiful collection from what we can see.
..a program called "My Kingdom for a Horse", starring Sean Bean as a Yorkshire teacher whose hobbies include.. miniatures gaming.. Seems like some nasty students steal or destroy some of his prized figures in the course of the program
I do hope its the 'character's' collection (part of the program) and not the actors.

Lord Hill14 Feb 2018 6:44 a.m. PST

I like this Spike Milligan one
YouTube link

"..I remind myself of that wonderful golden childhood…"

Isn't that what we're all doing?

Baranovich15 Feb 2018 5:54 p.m. PST

This is just fantastic, thanks so much for sharing this! I never knew that Peter Cushing was a toy soldier enthusiast and wargamer!! Best part is that he's playing on the floor right where he paints…

Absolute gold, this is so much fun to see this!

Stoppage15 Feb 2018 6:50 p.m. PST

Pter Cushing was also a Dr Who

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Feb 2018 3:04 a.m. PST

Sir Lawrence Olivier was also a wargamer; he used his own collection of mediaeval figures to plan out the battle scenes from "Richard III".

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2018 6:20 a.m. PST

Love the way Peter C lights up a cancer stick at the end…

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

I love how he wore a cravat while he painted. Terrific form!

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