Monday, July 6, 2015

Union Artillery (15mm)


It's been really hot lately plus a busy life has interfered with my posting and commenting, but I hope to get back on track now that all of this looks to improve. The good thing is I have plenty of units waiting for photo's and posting so at least that's not an issue.

Continuing on with my Union army in the form of some artillery which is a mix of guns from rifles to smooth bores of various calibres. The guys were fun to paint, but let's face it artillery pieces themselves are bit of a pain so I was happy when finished.

For those of you wondering where the rebels are they will be coming soon and in fact I already have several regiments finished, but I first want get the union forces I've completed up first before moving on to the confederates.

If anyone is curious where my 28mm material is gone then no need to worry as I'm working on that as well and have things to post, but first want to get through posting some of 15mm ACW material.

Also of note we have playing Piquet Field of Battle2 within our group to run our ACW/SYW games and it's been a smashing success! Even Nick who is a skirmish player by and large likes the rules and is even considering collecting Franco/Prussian war to fight with these rules. It's highly likely these will become our Horse and Musket/Black Powder standard rule set.

Thanks for viewing!
Miniature Company-Old Glory 15's

40 comments :

  1. Lovely work, Christopher - but I'm confused; I thought you're doing the ACW in 25mm?

    Best wishes

    Giles

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    1. Thank you very much Giles. I'm a bit nuts about the period and so crazily doing it in two periods!

      Christopher

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    2. You are not the only one Christopher! Several of our group have ACW in both 15's and 28's!

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    3. It's an addition I tell you!:-)

      Christopher

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    4. I thought it was just crazy Naps players who did that sort of thing!

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    5. LoL! It seem Nap players do not have a monopoly on craziness! :-)

      Christopher

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  2. Lots of lovely painted guns. :)

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  3. Wonderful work on these guys. Reminds me I still need to rebase my 15's!

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    1. Thank you kindly Rodger! Looking forward to seeing your re-based collection.

      Christopher

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  4. Superb artillery Christopher!

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  5. Excellent group of figures, lovely use of colour.

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    1. Thanks a lot Matt. I appreciate that.

      Christopher

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  6. Lovely work as always, Christopher. The red shirts and pant stripes really pop.

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    1. Thank you kindly Dean, I appreciate your support and will continue to add red.:-)

      Christopher

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  7. Wonderful little cannons Christopher, I like all the different wood shades you have used on the wheels and carriages , and great basing as always!

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    1. Thank you very much Chris! Yes, it's easier to paint the wood all one color, but I find using different colors makes it a little more interesting, but admit I do favour the green.:-)

      Christopher

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  8. Great work on the Federal artillery! I especially like the occasional red-shirted crewman. It makes the piece pop.
    Good to see you posting again!

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    1. Thank you kindly Jonathan! I'll keep the red going and glad to be back!

      Christopher

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  9. Quality painting Christopher and good to see your painting workload is going full steam ahead.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat and in spite of the heat things are indeed moving along pretty good which is nice for a change.

      Christopher

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  10. Extremely good looking battery... had to do a double take when you said '15mm'!

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    1. Thank you very much Mike! Yes indeed these are Old Glory 15mm and while old sculpts are still very good ones.

      Christopher

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  11. Well done.
    Stunning Cannon Artillery
    good painting work

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  12. Those are very fine Christopher, very fine! Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thank you very much David! I do own a copy of your ACW BRTG rules btw, but just haven't got around to playing them yet, but I do like the cards you inserted them. Currently really caught up in Piquet FoB2.

      Christopher

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  13. A beautiful gun-line to be sure - wonderful stuff Christopher. I have a copy of Field of Battle and should dust them off to take a look again as I'm always keen to resurrect/try out new/old rules.

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    1. Thank you kindly Curt! FYI the FoB rules we played are the new 2nd version so make sure that's the one.From my understanding the orginal is good, but the 2nd version is better.

      Christopher

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  14. Really great work on these Christopher, I particularly like your choice of painting the guns in different colors. That really adds to a realistic visual impression.

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    1. Thank you kindly BP I appreciate your support.

      Christopher

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  15. Stunning painting Chris! Not sure if you already fielded them in our last game but they're fab anyway. Looking forward to see them in action on sunday. And yes, FoB seems to be a decent enough ruleset ;-P

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! Yes they were on the battlefield in our last game. I'm very happy you like the rule set.

      Christopher

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