Friday, 1 May 2009

Prussian photos from Miniature Warfare February 1971


These two contemporary photographs of Hinton Hunt Prussian Napoleonic artillery, staff and infantry come from Miniature Warfare magazine for February 1971. They are reproduced here with the kind permission of John Tunstill.


7 comments:

MSFoy said...

The standard bearers in the lower picture look as though they have paper flags, which surprises me. I don't know much about HH Prussians, but I thought all HH flags were cast.

Or should I just get new specs?

Tony

The Old Metal Detector said...

Tony, the only Prussian standard bearers were later David Clayton ones, so these are conversions. There seems to be another interloper among the artillery - the man with the thin rammer on the second gun from the right - and is that Soult between Blucher and his ADC in the bottom pictutre?

MSFoy said...

No - it is Bessieres, though!

Tony

The Old Metal Detector said...

Mmm - I never swapped those two pictures round, did I?

Stryker said...

Clive - Great to see these photo's as this is one issue that I no longer have. There are some other great pics in the October 1972 issue. A huge inspiration to me at the time although I could never get my Hintons to look like the ones in the magazine (the collection of an 'S Connolly' according to the caption). I look forward to seeing more now you have Mr Tunstill's blessing!

Ian

lewisgunner said...

Brilliant Pics. Isn't the chap with the rammer/sponge a converted HH.

We all had to make standard bearers out of officer figures in those days and drummers from converted Brit French or Prussian drummers.
Roy

The Old Metal Detector said...

Hi Roy

I think there are more intersting pics to come - hoping to find some of the Peter Gilder French Cavalry Hinton Hunts - I'm sure I've see those marching Lancers somewhere...