Toy soldiers have been used for centuries by children, soldiers and collectors, celebrated by this comprehensive history. For anyone with any interest in the subject this is a must buy book – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: The History of Toy Soldiers FILE: R2985 AUTHOR: Luigi Toiati PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £40.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Miniature models, exhibition models, wargaming soldiers, toy soldiers, uniforms, weapons, infantry, cavalry, artillery, fortifications, diorama, model kits, lead soldiers, hard plastic, wooden models, soft plastic, cast metal, carved wood, carved stone, horses, armour, siege engines
IMAGE: B2985.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y6k7muyf LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Toy soldiers have been used for centuries by children, soldiers and collectors, celebrated by this comprehensive history. For anyone with any interest in the subject this is a must buy book – Most Highly Recommended. For such a huge subject, this is inevitably a large volume with extensive full colour illustration that has still been produced at an aggressive price for such a comprehensive study. Toy soldiers have been a part of history from the earliest armies. They were always used as toys for children, as enjoyment and instruction, but they were also used by soldiers in planning battles. Even the crudest early toy soldiers are now highly collectable. To children, soldiers and collectors are now added people wargaming. Even as computer war games have become incredibly complex and realistic, war gamers still enjoy using toy soldiers and dioramas. Toy soldiers are available in a range of materials and to a variety of scales, including 1:72, 1:76, 1:48 and 1:35 which are scales commonly available for plastic construction kits of vehicles, aircraft and weapons. Serious collectors usually concentrate on specific types of toy soldier, or military era, but those who collect toy soldiers and marry them with model kits, set in a diorama are creating visual pleasure and art that will in itself become the future collectables. This is a delightful and fascinating book that provides perhaps the most comprehensive study of the subject available today.