Ahh the nostalgia. At the market today my young fella was tugging at my shirt ... "Dad, Dad! Soldiers." He has a good eye for a vintage item and sure enough there was a rag-tag collection of the Briatins Deetail (metal base) and Braitains Herald (plastic base) toy soldiers (circa 1970s-1980s).
They were a bit worse for wear, with a few missing arms (and thus weapons - sigh) but I could not resist for nostalgic reasons alone. I had a few of these when I was a lad - Paras and Modern Brits I seem to recall. They were obtained from a school-chum whose parents were English through one of the endless rounds of 'swaps' we did as kids.
I'd love to be able to get the missing parts - very unlikely - but great to have them for nostalgic reasons alone!
Burgundian Coustillers - two more bases.
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