03 November 2006

"Vem var Holgar Eriksson?"

Or in English, “Who was Holgar Eriksson?” Well, the internet is a wonderful thing, and several OSW members have come through rapidly with all kinds of information on this masterful figure sculptor, following my query there.

Chief among them is Historifigs’ own Mike Taber, who found and posted a fantastic article written by John Scruby, who visited Mr. Eriksson at his home in Karlstad, Sweden during late 1968. Mike also dug up and posted several photos of H.E. and his work. These can be viewed through the Historifigs website at: www.historifigs.com.

Next to thank is Battlegames’ mastermind Henry Hyde, who sent various web links on H.E. figures and a little history behind them. These may be accessed at the Spencer Smith Miniatures website, which, as you know, is being temporarily hosted by Henry through his Battlegames website. Click here to go there: http://www.battlegames.co.uk/spencersmith/holgereriksson.html. Henry mentioned that he’ll eventually be adding photos of the full Holgar Eriksson figure line to the Spencer Smith website. I can’t wait!

Finally, let’s not forget Murdock, the man behind the Murdock’s Marauders at: http://murdocksmarauders.blogspot.com/, who sent me this link to all kinds of interesting information on wargames, miniatures, and etc. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~beattie/timeline2.html.

A heartfelt thank you to all three of you – Mike, Henry, and Murdock! I’ll have lots to look at and read through this weekend. Oh yes, and then of course there’s painting to do too! Worst of all, I’ve got a severe itch now to build up the Electorate of Zichenau’s heavy cavalry regiment using about thirty of the H.E. 30mm figures. Oh the pain, the pain. . .

So, it seems like I hit the mother load this time, and that I’m not quite as out of the loop at OSW as I thought. Or maybe I simply asked the right kind of question? You see? My graduate school research was good for something -- Professors Ingwersen, Brantly, and Thresher would be pleased! ;-)


My wife has asked me to thank those of you who sent congratulations and good wishes to her through me, following the arrival of her book earlier this week. She sure appreciated it.


Bluebear Jeff said...


Regarding your wife's book. Would it be possible to see a photo of it?

How about a photo with the author holding it?

-- Jeff

Grand Duchy of Stollen 1768 said...

Hi Jeff,

Well, I'll see what I can do. As you might guess, Sonja hasn't exactly been shy and retiring the last few days since the book arrived! ;-) I'll see if I can't sweet talk her in your request. Enjoy the weekend!


MurdocK said...

Thank you for the promo Stokes.

I have enjoyed reading the history documentary, I have not followed every link to their end(s).

I did get a good look at an old copy of "Little Wars" by following the links and found much of value in the old data files about Scruby.

Super about the book!


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