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Before heading to nearby Gettysburg yesterday afternoon to view the newly restored Cyclorama, I spent a delightful morning with my two-year-old grandson in his first big “Cowboys and Indians” battle. He was bedazzled by the variety of colors and poses and soon picked out a few favorite figures to be his two principal warchiefs (Spotted Eagle and Watchful Fox). As you peruse the photos, you will note these are a mixture of my old Marx, Lido, MPC Ring Hand, and Ideal figures from my childhood in the 1960s as well as more recent plastic figures from the 1980s and my sons’ youth. How many other vintage figures can you spot in this array? The fort is a mixture of pieces from Marx’s Fort Apache, Ideal’s Fort Cheyenne, Marx’s Daniel Boone / Boonesborough playset, and others, including a German-made import named Fort Independence.