On Saturday morning, the normally airy downtown ballroom of the Menger Hotel was decked out in miniature battlefields. On one side, an old American militia fired at Native American warriors in a clearing in the woods. On the other, patrol boats surveyed a stretch of sea off the Vietnamese coast as helicopters fired rockets overhead.
The Texas Toy Soldier Show returned to San Antonio for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020. Dealers got to work Friday afternoon to transform the ballroom into a historian’s dream, filling inside dioramas depicting dramatic battle scenes and row after row. of figurines no more than a few inches in height.