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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Figure Id Required

I recently rescued about 40 figures and horses from my friends scrap pile. They look good enough to be used in my 'Old School' ancients collection but I would like to have a clearer identification of the figure in question.

Here it is:


As you can see it is an unarmoured horse archer, quite possibly Minifigs but could be Garrison or Greenwood & Ball or maybe even Hinchcliffe.

The horse is stamped AHIII and may be a different manufacturer from the rider although it sits very well on the saddle.

Like I say I have about 40 of them, all unpainted apart from this one. I would like to be able to make up 3 or 4 small skirmish horse archer units for my Greek/Macedonian/Persian armies but will be more convincing if I can apply a race or nationality to them.

Hope someone can help!

12 comments:

  1. Lamming without a doubt - probably Parthian

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    1. Thanks David, see my fuller response below.

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  2. Interesting figure Jim.
    I walking in Stockbridge around two weeks ago and passed the old Toy Tub shop (now florist) and was filled with a wave of nostalgia for Mr Alexander and his treasure filled shop....

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    1. Hi Alan

      Hope you and Jan are keeping well.

      I recently bought some Old School cavalry figures from a club friend. He told me that he bought them from Archie at the Toytub. It was a great wargamers shop in its day!

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  3. Yes I agree that's a Lamming Miniature.

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    1. Thanks Tony, Lamming was the most popular response, I'm surprised I never thought of it myself.

      I was always looking for an answer which would allow me to use these figures with my Old School Greek/Macedonian/Persian forces. I was hoping for something like Scythian but the consensus now appears to be Parthian or possibly early Sarmatian.

      I any case they will supply 3 or 4 small units of skirmishing light cavalry as either mercenary units for anyone or levy for the Persians.

      Many thanks everyone.

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  4. I too will clamber aboard the Lamming bandwagon.

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    1. Thanks Tim, a little late to the party but welcome none the less.

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  5. Sorry about lateness, confirm Lamming Parthian Horse Archer - got a unit.

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  6. By the way, Garrison and Greenwood and Ball are the same - Garrison being the wargames ranges produced by Greenwood and Ball.

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  7. You are so probably right, I don't expect my grey matter will be accurate about these things. It is useful to drop as many clues as you can when trying to pry into others memories.

    Thankfully I have an answer to my question and I hope I can find the time to start painting them. 2015 sounds about right!

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