Monday, 19 February 2018

GHQ Guardsmen



I have posted this listing from the Walthers catalogue before and I am now indebted to Bob D from the States for sending me the following pictures of the sets of figures he has. The first five pictures show how the figures came in their boxes.


    



The remaining pictures show individual figures:

French infantry, showing separate heads and assembled:


French infantryman (firing) and Line Chasseur a Cheval:


Cavalry figure in three parts, showing the distinctive design and assembly:


And finally the underside of the bases, showing the stylised "G" marking.

There is also a photo of two boxes of ACW infantry:



I have some packs (Prussian Fusiliers, Grenadiers and Dragoons) of the GHQ Guardsmen 25mm SYW figures manufactured in the UK by New Hope Design. These were sold in small plastic bags with card headers, and separate compartments for bodies, heads and muskets.

I may post some pictures of these later if there is any interest.

12 comments:

Matt said...

They are really something. I especially like the look of the separate head French, loads of detail.

Rob Young said...

Rose horses came in two halves but didn't have a cutout. The saddles were cast on the figures and no reins were provided. Thought I'd posted some Rose hussars on my blog but can't find them - I'll do a repost.

Rob Young said...

And posted.
https://easterngarrison.blogspot.co.uk/

Vintage Wargaming said...

Thanks Rob. I must have misremembered, which means I probably have some more GHQ horses kicking around somewhere. I've removed the reference to Rose in the post, which probably means your comments don't make much sense now!

MSFoy said...

Thanks very much for posting these - interesting - I've never seen any GHQ Napoleonics before. I know from the VINTAGE20MIL site that these were "smaller and more delicate than Higgins" - they look nice - just how small and delicate are they?

Doug C said...

I have precisely one pack of the SYW Prussians (painted by a young Doug Mason) - lovely figures, but too delicate to survive many games.

Rob Young said...

I'm used to my comments not making sense. At least these days I can blame age.

Wellington Man said...

What a splendid post. I've seen a few of these, but had no idea what they were. They were very nice figures.

David Wood said...

Wonderful.

Big Andy said...

Splendid stuff. I once had a very few of the SYW I seem to recall Highlanders marching I got them from New Hope when they were in Rothbury. I sold them to Wargamers Den when I was skint. I'm still trying to track down a few examples of Rose 30mm for my own collection of "retro" figures

Vintage Wargaming said...

Sorry for delay in ok-ing your comment Andy, just found it in my spam filter

David said...

I just acquired a couple of boxes of these as well. I got them on a lark really, not knowing what they were, so am extremely grateful for your post. I got a set of line fusiliers marching and one unlabeled set, which I think are voltigeurs. They have what appears to be the hunting horn badge on the shako, but the plume is set off to the side, so was not sure if they might be Swiss. Would love to trade with someone who might be able to use them. I would like to be able to make a usable unit with them, so would need to have two boxes of the same type.

David