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Second Lieutenant
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« Reply #30 on: 06 May 2019, 06:15:55 PM »

Oh it comes...

 Evil Evil Evil

It was the  theme tune that got me as a kid.

erm - bet the BBC wouldn't show this now
Field Marshal
Posts: 10749

The dog is a peasant. The cat is a gentleman.

« Reply #31 on: 06 May 2019, 09:42:16 PM »

Wot, no footcloths?

I have not the pleasure of understanding you. Of what are you talking?
Field Marshal
Posts: 10647

« Reply #32 on: 07 May 2019, 09:04:35 AM »

Back in the late 60s The Charge of the Light Brigade encouraged me to do the Crimea in 25mm - about 10 years later I sold the figures as too impractical. At about the same time I saw Prince of Foxes on TV and vowed that one day I would get into the Italian Renaissance - which I have now done in four scales! The only other sour to action of this nature was Bernard Cornwell’s Winter King trilogy which finally got me into Post-Roman Britain. All other films/novels have come along after I’ve started that aspect of Wargaming.

The artist formerly known as Dour Puritan!
Posts: 349

« Reply #33 on: 07 May 2019, 07:20:37 PM »


Anybody remember the novels by Ronald Welch about the Carey family? I remember getting them from the 'young adult' section of the library back in the late sixties. A whole series of military themed novels covering, if I remember correctly, from the Crusades right up to the First World War. I read every book in the series several times and they certainly helped stimulate my interest in all (well most anyway) things military.

Cheers Paul
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« Reply #34 on: 08 May 2019, 12:42:56 PM »

Absolutely Paul.  Smiley

Our school library had about half of them and I was was always frustrated that Airfix didn't have the right boxes of troops to replay the book I'd just read.  The whole series was recently republished (well, between 2014 and 2017 I think) and I treated myself to the full set.  They are little formulaic but still a damned good read.  The company also published an unfinished novel that he wrote about Waterloo.

He and GA Henty were my inspiration back in the day Cool

Second Lieutenant
Posts: 140

« Reply #35 on: 23 July 2019, 10:29:06 AM »

Christmas Day 1976, I think. Combination of Granada TV showing the Christmas film "Waterloo" and receiving the Airfix Waterloo battle set proved too much, "poor little might" never stood a chance! Benn hooked on ever since....
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