I was very pleased to recently receive an email from wargame rules author David Brown who wanted to know if I would like some Hinton Hunt troops that he had in his collection. He said he’d followed my blog for a while and wondered if I’d like the figures as they didn’t fit with his Perry and Connoisseur troops and he therefore never used them.
|FN/9 Grenadier (marching), FN/8 Officer (marching), FN/6 Drummer (charging), FN/4 Colour-Bearer (charging) now in my possession courtesy of David Brown.|
Well of course I was quite chuffed about this because I have long been an admirer of David Brown's General de Brigade rule system. In fact, I was about to embark on 15mm armies based for use with those rules when the Hinton Hunt’s came back into my life and I went down the vintage rules route instead.
|6 x FN/9 from the collection of the late Eric Knowles.|
The figures are fifteen marching French line Grenadiers together with an officer, standard-bearer and drummer. By a happy coincidence Tony passed on six more marching Grenadiers from the Eric Knowles collection the last time I saw him (that seems like 10 years ago) so together they give me a full 24-figure unit.
|A full unit of Combined Grenadiers.|
My thanks to David (and Tony) for such generosity, I hope to give the troops a spruce up and get them back into action sometime in the new year.