The Bald Headed End of the Broom – Battling Aggie defeats the Spanish Fury!

One of Steve Weston’s versatile Mexican peasants figures in a Tudor head-cloth

For those of you who wonder where the Arma-Dad’s Army 1590s Elizabethan Home Guard Project is going, here is my next addition to the Cornish Muster and townsfolk who oppose the Spanish Fury of the raids along the West Country coast.

‘Battling Aggie’ is a versatile Steve Weston Toy Co. Mexican peasant woman, easily adapted with a tissue paper or kitchen towel head scarf into a handy medieval and Tudor through the English and American Civil Wars to the Wild West.

Spanish Invaders – go home! Don’t look round, Don Pedro …

Her sister Suzie is a Suffragette …

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/marching-for-votes-for-women/

Or duelling Mexican peasants … where Pedro gets the Bald Headed End of the Broom, as the old folk song goes.

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/more-duelling-inspiration-mexicans/

Bald Headed End of the Broom?

This is an old English and American folk song, a snippet of which can be heard sung by Martin Carthy of Waterson: Carthy https://youtu.be/Z8M23Fl6T3M

And with lyrics here https://mainlynorfolk.info/watersons/songs/thebaldheadedendofthebroom.html

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 25 April 2021

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

6 thoughts on “The Bald Headed End of the Broom – Battling Aggie defeats the Spanish Fury!”

  1. Thats a good idea Mark, those Mexican peasants could easily cover 300 years of converted service.
    Michael

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    1. I think they are a terrifically versatile set, slightly wonky weapon droop on some aside, and with good discount prices on 3 packs of them a time from Steve Weston Toy Co or choppedmerc seller, what’s not to like? .

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  2. An excellent addition to the defenders of Merrie England, simple but very effective conversion. These figures have so much potential. I look forward to seeing what else they become.

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    1. I picked up a triple set of Mexican peasants on special offer (water damaged card headers) from Steve Weston or the choppedmerc eBay site as they are so versatile. Yet to paint the very versatile others as partisans or irregulars for 19th and 20th century scenarios.

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  3. I think that is really grand conversion and looks perfectly medieval. I’m wondering what other incarnations she might yet have to offer. A witch with an out of control broom? A flaming torch bearer? Mrs Pepperpot helping herself to some cheese on a cocktail stick?

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    1. Great ideas! I was thinking witch too. Buy some and try! You also get all the associated male peasants too, a fantastic bunch. Spanish guerrillas from the Peninsular War, Asian martial artists, Mexican bandits … so many uses.

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