Thursday, 27 May 2010
Wargames Holiday Centre: original 20mm armies
Mike Ingham, who bought the Wargames Holiday Centre in Scarborough from Peter Gilder, has been in touch with some photographs of the original Napoleonic units used at the Centre, before they were replaced by Hinchliffe and Connoisseur figures. Peter Gilder did buy painted figures and also had figures painted by others for the Centre. My own feeling, from comparisons with the figures I have from Peter Gilder's own Hinton Hunt French army, are that the British and Hanoverians, along with possibly the Russian and Austrian Hussars shown below, may be Peter Gilder's own work.
Mike has also sent me pictures of other units which use figures from other manufacturers - these will appear in due course on the Old Metal Detector and Lone S Ranger blogs.
The photograph shows Don Featherstone visiting Peter Gilder (or is it the young John Peel?) from Wargamer's Newsletter in 1974.