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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2023 5:11 p.m. PST

"Something I haven't witnessed for many a year children playing with toy soldiers! I've seen a few older children, 13/14+ playing skirmish and war-games with them, and I've seen plenty more adults doing the same, but I haven't seen young children playing with soldiers as toys for an absolute age.


I think back to when I was a boy and the fun I used to have playing with little plastic soldiers, declaring war on anyone who would play with me. I can see how this simplest of things went on to influence my life my love for all things military, especially planes, and the joy I got from playing these games put me on the track to join the Air Force, and eventually to write this blog…"

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FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2023 3:54 a.m. PST

Nice read. His journey was very similar to my own.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2023 3:28 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my good friend…

Armand

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2023 12:23 p.m. PST

that was fun

steve dubgworth18 Mar 2023 1:16 p.m. PST

My dad bought toy soldiers for me before i was born (and this is before the days of being able to identify the gender of the child). these were Lone Star figures and I still find the odd one in the garden when I did my mothers garden.

I was allowed to buy two soldiers every week from my pocket money, this was at a wonderful stall in Doncaster market and were mainly Crescent and Johilco. The good stuff Britains swoppets was at a dedicated shop in the high street.

One thing I did notice was all the soldiers I bought were painted I dont recall seeing any unpainted figures until much later when the cheap bagged figures came in from Hong Kong but I refused to buy those, then came Airfix 1/32. I did see the US had the unpainted as I saw them advertise at the back of Batman and Superman magazines in big boxes.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2023 3:43 p.m. PST

Good memories….

Armand

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2023 12:04 p.m. PST

As an avid Army Men wargamer, I really enjoyed that blog. Posted a response to the owner. Thanks for sharing this, Tango01! Cheers!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2023 3:55 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami…


Armand

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