SPECIAL THANKS. I would like to thank Paul Watson for his sponsorship of several lead figure collections on this blog. Having decided to clear his spare/surplus figures, he generously forwarded them on with no other requirement than they deserved to be restored.

Tuesday, 16 November 2021


Recently received some very useful heads and other items from REPLICA METAL SOLDIERS. This has allowed me to complete another battalion of French Infantry c.1900. Some of these were kindly donated by Paul Watson, others were picked up in auctions, and a few more are new, solid reproductions. Its good to finally see this unit ready for the gaming table. The officer is a converted British guardsman.



  1. A very handsome unit Michael! They certainly look ready for the next battle! Those blue and white tents look great by the way! What are they made of? Are they flat or three dimensional? Thanks!

    1. Hi Brad, can confirm the tents are three dimensional and were constructed from cornflake box cardboard. By the time they are glued together, primed, and then painted, they are very strong, and they have lasted many years. They actually represent 18th century French tents, they often used striped canvas, but the British captured large amounts and occasionally used them in the West Indies.