Friday, 21 August 2015

Minifigs Sword & Sorcery - 1970s revisited.....just the cavalry for now....


The old designer, Richard 'Dick' Higgs apparently sculpted using solder and a 25 watt soldering iron....the Sword & Sorcery range was one of the earliest fantasy ranges (their ME range in 1972 was, I believe, the earliest) based on the works of Robert E Howard...they even changed the names at some point after legal wrangles...I'd love to know more.......anyway, I'll start with the cavalry....pics of what I have and blanks of what I'm missing...as time goes on I'll hopefully fill the blanks in. The Lost Minis WIKI has some more pictured here but still not all....help! If you can correct anything misidentified let me know please! There was an early catalogue with a page of pics however my copy has disappeared and Richard (Stuff of Legends) Hale can't remember giving me a xerox of the relevant page ....aaaggghhh!!!

SSC1 Cimmerian Light Horse with (missing) spear (I think)


SSC2 (Caravan City Lancer) / Cimmerian Light Horse with sword


SSC3 Zamporan Spearman



SSC4 (Eastern Empire Light Horse) / Eastern Light Horse Lancer



SSC5 (Eastern Kingdom Heavy Lancer) / Eastern Heavy Lancer


SSC6 (Eastern Empire Mounted Officer) / Eastern Officer



SSC7 (Eastern Empire Imperial Lancer)  / Eastern Standard Bearer


SSC8 (Eastern Steppe Nomad Lancer) / Hykranian Light Horse   


SSC9 (Steppes Swordsman) / Hykranian Officer



SSC10 Poitevan Knight with lance


SSC11 Aquitanean Knight with Battleaxe          


SSC12 (Western Kingdoms Mounted Knight) / Aquitanean Knight with Standard           



SSC13 Mid Western Knight with lance



SSC14 (West Midland Kingdom Knight Lancer Mounted) / Mid Western Mercenary


SSC15 (West Midland Kingdom Mounted Standard) / Mid Western Standard Bearer


SSC16 (Southern Grassland Kingdom Bowman) / Shemite Horse archer



SSC17 Shemite Officer


SSC18 Vandan Lancer



SSC19 (Kingdom of the Hind Mace) / Vandan Officer



SSC20 (Desert Brigand Tribe Mounted Horsebow) / Desert Horse Archer

   
   
SSC21 (Desert Brigand Tribe Chieftain) / Desert Officer



SSC22 Hill Tribesman



SSC23 (Eastern Free City State Knight Mounted) / Khojan Knight


SSC24 Khojan Lancer



SSC25 Khojan Officer



SSC26 (Black Kingdom Mounted Spearman) / Kushite Spearman



Not sure which these 2 are although they are (pretty certainly...) from this range.....


(possibly SSC26) - thanks to Tim Peterson for correctly identifying this one below.

'The bottom picture is not from the S&S range, it's the later style adopted after they redid the old PB ranges, and is from a Personality range. It is presently available as IRCX 3 Dacian King.

I double checked with Caliver Books. (I was originally wrong as to the code, but I knew the series it was from.... from about 40 years ago. Gad I'm old, I still think of it as new...'

I had to leave the last bit in just to remind me that I'm not the only old school hobbyist around :)


If you can help please give me a shout on deartonyblair@virginmedia.com


3 comments:

Herr Zinnling said...

I like the simplicity of the sculpts.

ThisBlogisAButtholeClog! said...

Kind of cheap looking.

David Wood said...

You've got to think of how sculpts were back then. Different world!