Most young boys (and some adventurous girls) play with Toy Soldiers; some never stop! I'm proud to say that I am one that never has stopped. Toy Soldiers, painting the figures, history and miniature wargaming is what this site is all about.
A "short, stout, and dark" man Captain John Good is one of the heroes of King Solomon's Mines as narrated by Allan Quatermain. Quatermain rightly suspects him of being a naval man upon first seeing him. Good desires to help his friend, Sir Henry Curtis, find his brother, but he also seeks the riches of King Solomon's Mines.
mocks Good's fastidiousness about his personal appearance. In one
case, Quatermain attributes Good's near death by elephant to Good's
refusal to dress appropriately for the African wild. Good's
overweening pride in his appearance is dealt a blow when the Kukuanas
first see him without his trousers, which necessitates a long journey
without pants so that he might not cover up his "beautiful white legs."
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 3 daughters-in-law, 2 dogs, and a gazillion miniatures.
Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading,
Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.