Monthly Archives: July 2021
When King and Country released the DD348 - FFI Young Resistance Girl, they said that it was based on a known image from the liberation of Paris. The resulting figure is quite good looking, but is so much more interesting when you know who this toy soldier is based on as it brings more backstory to the light.
Roman empire transportation network is estimated to be composed of 400 000 km (250 000 miles) of roads on which 20% were stone paved. It was one of their biggest achievements, connecting the whole empire. To travel more comfortably on those roads, roman eventually developed specialized vehicles such as the Carpentum. So let’s look at the JJ-RR50 - ROMAN CARRIAGE by John Jenkins Designs; a museum quality model!
On July 8th 1758, two commanders met in America on a battlefield that was far different from what they were used to. Both were trained to European pitched battle, but they were now forced to engage in a woodland warfare style; a style that both commanders found to be a necessary evil. On that day, 3 600 entrenched French troops faced a massive outnumbering force of 16 000 british men at what is now called the Battle of Fort Carillon. Against all odds, the French won that battle. Let’s see how this happened and which toy soldier collections by John Jenkins Designs are linked to this event.
In 2019, First Legion released a new collection about the Franco-Prussian War. Sadly, this series of figures went mostly unnoticed and only has the French side so far. But today it’s time to bring back light as this collection has one magnificent flag bearer. So let’s have a look at the FPW04 - French Line Infantry Wounded Standard With Tattered Flag; a toy soldier who manages to summarize a whole conflict as seen by the French side.