Saturday, 27 January 2018

EARLIEST PICTURE OF A FANTASY BATTLE?



I came across this wonderful picture on Playing at the World blog showing a fantasy battle put on in 1970 at a Miniature Figures Collectors of America convention. The fort (Minas Tirith in the game) is a converted Airfix Roman fort and I can make out Airfix Robin Hood figures there as well. Isn't it splendid?

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  1. Fantastic picture. I remember using the hooded Robin Hood Archers as Elves back in the mid-70s - they were green after all!

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    1. Yes, in a way it was more fun when you really had to use your imagination to convert figures, or just use them as stand ins for fantasy folk...

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    2. Looks like 2 forts spliced together. I always imagined Minas Tirith as Italo-Norman, so Roman works well.

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    1. I was delighted to find it. Good times.

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