|The first box - very dusty|
The task of finding where I'd stored my pirates was frustrating as I found one drawer of them quickly but the second (and the majority of my collection) took a bit of detective work - I guess I really should label all my storage!
|Another view of the first box|
There were of course several figures that were obvious destined to be gun-crew and a couple that were helmsmen, standing with arms akimbo.
Contained within the box was the same mix of figures as the first only more-so, there being some 160+ figures.
All the figures are based on 20mm square bases (and I have no plans to change this either) and have a 20mm magnetic base added too. They all sit snugly on sheet steel and don't move about much - probably much to their chagrin.
|Close-up of some of the second (main) box|
The figures are: a mix of Redoubt (the first I bought); a large number of Wargame Foundry (though for some reason not the Treasure Island set - a choice I regret); a lot of Eureka pirates - purchased from Irregular Miniatures iirc and a sprinkling of Ral Partha. Of course I can't really distinguish which is which now.
|The inevitable pirate archetypes|
I'm also sad to have to say that sadly these figures have never been used in any games, not a single one! The sepoy/mutineer that I spotted within their ranks has undoubtedly been used in an Indian mutiny game or two and he will be re-deployed to his correct storage with his other comrades.
So although looking a little worse for age and in need of a good dusting off, they're still usable.
As I strive for something to blog about, please don't be surprised if I fall back to showing more photographs of these, I may even be able to drum up some enthusiasm among the few (the very few) potential opponents.
Once more, that's it then for another week, thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both appreciated and welcomed.
Excellent they look like they have survived well in the storage as well.ReplyDelete
I was pleased and surprised in equal measure too.Delete
I believe I may have the Foundry Treasure Island set. If I can find them I will give them to you.... I do not think it is the full set though!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the offer Clin, much appreciated it was the Ben Gunn figure that attracted me to the set, you can see that I really don' need any more peg-legs!Delete
Do not think I have Ben Gun at all. More like Jim, Squire Trelawney , Dr Livesey et al... Maybe Billy Bones! (But only maybe)Delete
I'm sure you too can find a use forthem.Delete
So many pirates! Seeing some of your older collections, it still surprises me just how many there are!ReplyDelete
Sadly (or otherwise!), I can not relate to having miniatures this old and bringing them back to life, but it does make me feel better about my zombies - some day...!
Thanks Mattyoo, my 7YW armies are amost definetly older than you and you've got a long time of painting ahead of you yet.Delete
Thanks AL, I must have looked at the same box several times and had convinced myself it wasn't the one I was looking for - age has many drawbacks.Delete
My word Joe, that's quite a collection, I do hope that they find some opponents soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks Michael, but being pirates I'm sure they'll find suitable ooponents amongst themselves. Nevertheless I do have some suitable British foot to oppose them too.Delete
That is alot of pirates!ReplyDelete
Thanks HW, it certainly is, I think I may have got carried away.Delete
Awesome Joe, well worth finding and dusting off!ReplyDelete
Thanks dGG, still dusting (there is a lot of them)Delete
What a nice collection of pirate-figures you got.I would battle you anywhere!I think it was very nice to see these pictures and I got a lot of inspiration to my own project.Keep posting. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Ptr, it was with your request in mind that made me seek them outDelete