Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Film 68 - Review of the film "Charge of the Light Brigade", from Miniature Warfare

Miniature Warfare often ran articles and published press photos from feature films with a military theme. Here is their review of Tony Richardson's Charge of the Light Brigade, which came out around the same time as Miniature Figurines' S Range Crimean figures. In his review of the range in Wargamer's Newsletter, Don Featherstone speculated on the stimulus the film had given to figure manufacturers. His review and verdict on designer Dick Higgs' painted figures - " as colourful and stimulating as any wargames figures I can recall seeing" - is is presented in a post below.

1 comment:

Benjamin of Wight said...

Here's a little anecdote; when I was a wee lad of 8 we lived in Celle, Germany where my father was a teacher with the British Forces Education Service, with the honourary rank of Major.

When the "Charge of the Light Brigade" was released it was to be shown in the local Army Kinema Corporation cinema; then all of a sudden the film was changed without notice... It may have been a complete cooincidence but the Chain of Command for the AKC happened to be the Colonel of the local Armoured regiment - The 11th Hussars (PAO)!