Thursday, 14 July 2022

Little Lead Soldiers Ltd - Greenwood & Ball

 

I picked up this little lot (every pun intended) off eBay recently as I'd never heard of them... according to the leaflet they are old Greenwood & Ball miniatures although they certainly didn't look like traditional G&B to me but then I did some research and found the company is still producing the miniatures... more below.


All supplied with these lovely stamped tin? bases...


The company's website; http://www.littleleadsoldiers.com/




They have many pics on the site and a full catalogue here. My pics at the top seem to be from the Greenwood & Ball old museum range... take a look at the website and have a good browse. They've moved to France now however have a full mail order service. Lots of interesting old school style miniatures.

3 comments:

Rob Young said...

Not figures I've ever seen before! On the other hand, Greenwood and Ball did a lot of figures over the years under various titles, so not surprised that there was another wargames range outside the Garrison marque.

Rob Young said...

Interesting snippet - been on their website and saw 'inspired by Houghton Hall' as I recall a couple of the Houghton Hall displays use Garrison figures - and my next door neighrbours were caretakers there a few years ago!

Rodor said...

We are always amazed by how the hobby of miniatures of the past was imagined "do it yourself" by the manufacturers: in the photographed flyer conversions, gluing/welding of the bases are taken for granted to create unique pieces useful for what the hobbyist wants obtain. Today, however, manufacturers take for granted the use of their miniatures as they are sold, and it is up to the most creative to modify and reinvent miniatures. Is this perhaps the reason why some of your internet-bought miniatures have their heads separated from their bodies?