Thursday, 8 July 2010


to you all for your interest in this project over the years. Your help and support kept it going. I will leave the previous posts here in case they are of interest to anyone.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

de Saxe in English

With many thanks to 'Drusus G. Rat Esq.' from Gentleman's Wargame Parlour, we now have a link to a copy of the original English translation of the Reveries.
Anyone who wants to have a look just go HERE for the download options.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Size Matters

As always in these things it is a matter of opinion but I really do believe that size matters when it comes to miniatures. And to prove it here is the first pictures of the de Saxe musketeer in metal, with a ruler to let you all see the size.

Please note that although the ruler is on the groung rather than at foot level it still gives a good idea of the size of the figure. This is because the figure is leaning forward as he advances. When i've measured it along the correct axis the height comes out the same, it was just far easier to photograph this way! Photos of all of the figures will be put onto the Little Soldier blog during the course of the day. Each figure has been photographed front and back in both naked and inked metal finishes. They just need resizing befor posting. It may take a while as i'm being taken out for a Father's Day trip to the seaside.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Latest News

I arrived home yesterday evening to a small package from Griffin - with the test figures from the master mould. At last I hear you all say but, believe me, the wait has been worth it. I will get some photos done and posted at the earliest opportunity, probably by the weekend (during it at the latest).
As many of you know I am making these figures available to others who may want a few and had set up a website to sell them through. This site has suffered due to the hosting company messing about with it's servers on an almost daily dasis. To get around this, and to free this blog to show the forces of the Duchy of Strackenz, I have started a new blog - . If you are a follower of this blog and want to have updates of the figures as they are sculpted and produced could you please follow the new blog as well.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Quick Update

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last few days, unfortunately my Gran suffered a serious fall so I have travelled up to be with her and the rest of the family.
The greens are with Stewart at Griffin and as soon as I have some of the master castings I will let you know.

Friday, 7 May 2010

A Day Trip is Planned

Not the usual title for a post, but an important one. At 10am on Monday I will be at the casters, along with six little men. The five greens and my youngest son!
Hopefully we can work out the best options for the composition of figures in the moulds. Never having done this before I am, very much, in the hands of the caster. I have no doubt though that it will all work out well.
The net post will be on Monday when I will have a better idea of when there will be some little metal men available to show off.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

They're Here!

And without further ado let me say that they are wonderful. My unreserved compliments go to Richard for capturing exactly what I wanted, regardles of my rambling requests.
As I have jjust told him, having only seen pictures of the figures I was shocked at how small they were. Not that they are small, it's just that the pictures showed on my screen as about 6 inches high.
For those of you who are interested, here are the photos (I have resized them to 640x480 so they are not too large). Remember, if you want to see a larger version then click on the picture.





Now it's off to the casters for them, after I've had another look!