Saturday, 30 April 2011

German Fighting Man

As you may already know, or may have guessed from the content of many of my posts, I collect toy soldiers and choose to specialise in models representing fighting men from the area of Europe we now refer to as Germany

A 15mm Early German DBA army

Inspired by an article in the latest edition of Toy Soldier and Model Figure magazine, penned by A J Mergenthaler, one of their regular contributors, I have decided to dig a little deeper into the history of the "German Fighting Man"

28mm Landsknechts

Over the next few months I am planning to put together a series of posts charting, in overview form, the historical origins and evolution of Germanic warriors and soldiers, taking my cues from the above mentioned article

28mm Zastrow (Saxon) Cuirassiers

As well as being well known to readers of TS&MF, A J Mergenthaler is a longtime toy soldier collector and has contributed articles to several hobby related and historical publications over the years, as well as being a co-founder of the Military Historical Society. Thank you for the inspiration!

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