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British Infantry, from the dawn of time!!!

Posted by Harry Faversham on 08 Jan 2021, 14:48

Released by Almark, and if memory serves sculpted by Charles Stadden for a battleboard game I can't remember the name of? The figures had a prong on the bottom of their stand which fitted in holes all over the battleboard, you had a spring loaded popgun that traversed beneath the board which blasted the little man into orbit to splashdown under the sideboard, that's if you'd guesstimated yer ranges correctly...

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Posted by Fire at Will on 08 Jan 2021, 15:53

I've still got some in use, mixed with some others.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 11 Jan 2021, 15:26

Here's the same lads after a tickling up...

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 11 Jan 2021, 15:28

Fire at Will wrote:I've still got some in use, mixed with some others.
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Love 'em, proper 'Old Skool'!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 Jan 2021, 15:47

i like this post Harry.
The Symbolic British Lion caught my eye. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 11 Jan 2021, 16:08

Sadly, 'Assualt Regiment Lion' never lived up to expectations, the Dice Gods humiliated them at every turn. So much so that my dastardly foes called them 'mere guarders of power stations'!. So humiliated was the unit it sulked in it's tents for nearly 25 years. The plague has stopped said dastadly foes travelling to the new Emporium by the Seaside...
a perfect chance for the Regiment to re-emerge and commence intensive trayning!

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Posted by Wiking on 11 Jan 2021, 17:00

Almark figures very hard (impossible) to get nowadays.
See they the very first time "live" and painted.

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 12 Jan 2021, 01:34

I've a Tupperware dish full of unpainted ones, if anyone's interested?

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Posted by steve_pickstock on 12 Jan 2021, 02:58

I had some - they may still be around somewhere, but I don't ever recall, the stud on the bottom. I may have mistaken it for sprue and trimmed it off.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 12 Jan 2021, 09:49

Yep, them studs fitted into the holes in Triang's ''Battlegame' from the 60s. A tub of the original figures had different coloured, gloss painted helmets, that had a points value in the game.

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Posted by Fire at Will on 13 Jan 2021, 07:59

steve_pickstock wrote:I had some - they may still be around somewhere, but I don't ever recall, the stud on the bottom. I may have mistaken it for sprue and trimmed it off.


You probably got the Almark set like me, they came on a normal sprue
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