Monday, May 18, 2015

Confederates



These are from the Perry plastic confederate box set that I picked up last year and started, but just got around to adding the highlights a couple weeks ago. These are done with ap then with highlights added. I have the other half of the box mostly finished which I'll post up at a latter point.

As far as the figures go they are very nicely sculpted with very good detail and probably the best plastics Perry have done. My complaints are the usual with plastics in that I hate the assembly process, plus some positions are a bit stiff and they are just too light in heft so I doubt I'll ever collect a lot, but I do like trying a few out here and there.

The basing I used is my experimental 2 figures on a 40 x 20mm base which is useful for RFF to get the base count up, but kind of a pain as they don't sit even and I have to pick up too many pieces when moving them around. Since I've decided to move my RFF games back down to 15mm as the scenario's are too large for 28mm I'll start basing my 28mm ACW back on a more manageable 40 x 40mm base for games of Longstreet, GaG, FoB2 etc. Speaking of Longstreet I had a chance to play the game and I think it's just fantastic! Longstreet isn't another grand tactical game which I'm grateful for as I already have systems I like for that, but rather a game set in the ACW period that tells a story while wargaming at the same time. Quite similar to Maurice, but with differences to keep it in period. If you like Maurice which I do very much then you will like Longstreet. Oh, when playing Longstreet I highly recommend playing the campaign as that is where these rules really shine. While it plays at any scale I think it's ideal for 28mm and is where I'll focus my 28mm ACW collection on.

As for painting I've been getting things done and now have a backlog of things to post up which I'll try and get up to date on.

Thanks for viewing!
Miniature Company- Perry Miniatures


46 comments :

  1. wow they are soooo nice mate. Loads of variety in the Uniforms as well. LOVE IT!!!

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  2. They look fantastic, Christopher; a scary bunch too!

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  3. Great work on the plastic Perry Confederates Christopher!

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  4. Your paint job and the diversity of the poses are fantastic...a great looking unit!

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  5. Fantastic looking unit Christopher! Very nice mix of colours.

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  6. Great looking gang of Rebs with a nice mix of grey and butternut to fit their Confederate DNA. Going with 40x40mm seem like a good decision to me, It'll give you a great modular collection where 3,4 and even 6 bases can make up a unit depending on your preferred gaming system. Also, more stabile than the slimmer bases.

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    1. Thank you very much BP. Well actually over half my 28mm ACW is already on 40mm x 40mm so it's a case of going back to 40mm x 40mm rather then starting from scratch. The smaller bases were an experiment. No question the larger bases are easier to handle and more stable.

      Christopher

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  7. Terrific Confederate troops Christopher, I like the mix of grey's and blues, you got it perfect!

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  8. Just great modeling, sir.

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    1. Thanks Jay I appreciate the sentiment.

      Christopher

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  9. Superb painting and basing Christopher, good to see your back into the painting flow. Been meaning to pick up a box of these for a while now to add to my plastic mountain.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat and it's good to be in the saddle again. I'd be even more productive if my neck wasn't bothering me. I think you will enjoy the box set.

      Christopher

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  10. Great looking batch of Rebs, Christopher! The uniform variety is an eyeful and quite a pleasing one at that!

    Fantastic to see your brushes in action once again.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! I'm happy to be in the brushes again and I do try a get as much variety into my confederates to really give a good contrast between them and my union troops.

      Christopher

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  11. lovely units/figures and painting! :o)

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous work here. I think the job you've done here would sell more than just a few boxes of this set. Well done sir!

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    1. Thank you kindly Anne! Should I send a couple of intimating gents with sunken knuckles to ask the Perry's for a cut of the profits?:-)

      Christopher

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  13. Nice work Chritopher, even though they are plastics!

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    1. Lol! Thank you kindly David and I hear you on the plastics! I'll so some plastics, but metal will always likely remain my favourite.

      Christopher

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  14. Superbly done, Christopher. Very impressive indeed. What makes the CSA troops so cool are the varied attire - which also must increase brushwork.

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    1. Thanks a lot Dean! No question it does increase the amount of time required to finish units.

      Christopher

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, Christopher! Really lovely painting and basing. And thanks for the heads up on "Longstreet" - I was intrigued before, and I shall have to remember to pick up a copy.

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    1. Thank you very much Sidney! If you liked Maurice then it's a very good chance you will like Longstreet as well.

      Christopher

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  16. Truly fantastic looking confederates! As all your stuff they're a real piece of art.

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    1. Thank you kindly Nick I appreciate the kind words!

      Christopher

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  17. Very beautiful figures and brushwork

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  18. Lovely work Christopher! I've not tried Longstreet out yet but I've really enjoyed Maurice so I'm sure I'll like it (and I have a real soft spot for most of Mustafa's rule designs).

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    1. Thank you kindly Curt! Longstreet won't disappoint Curt and I'm a big fan of Sam's rules as well.

      Christopher

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  19. Excellent unit you got there. So far I've resisted Longsteet, thought it would not match the units I have painted.

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    1. Thanks a lot Mike.Longstreet would work just fine with the units you painted and their are no basing requirements.It's a really fun game!

      Christopher

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  20. Hi Chris, even without the highlighting the unit allready was very fine looking, but now they´re superb. Which colors did you use for the learther belts and ammo pouches?

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    1. Thank you very much Sasha! Leather belts and ammo pouches are black with Vallejo German Grey highlight and the other is Vallejo Red Leather with Vallejo Red Leather/Bonewhite as a highlight.

      Christopher

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