Friday, July 17, 2015

Union Commanders (15mm)


Continuing on with my 15mm ACW revamp project in the form of some commanders for the union as it's hard to play an army without them. Two are divisional/brigade and four are brigade/regimental depending on the scenario. I think the commander on the white horse is Reynolds and the others I'm not exactly sure as I took the tabs off a very long time ago.

We have been playing some games with Piquet's FoB2 and have been having a great time! I have some pictures of the games, but I'm not satisfied with them as I feel the terrain needs more work. Mainly it's the woods as I need to get proper basing for them as currently it just looks like a scattering of individual trees and not convincing wooded areas and it drives me nuts if my terrain does not give the impression I want. Once I get that situation fixed then I'll release pictures of the games.

It seems lately that I'm getting more goal orientated in terms of my projects which is a good thing in my books. Normally I suffer badly from the butterfly effect always wanting to start new things, but now I find myself wanting to get more of my current projects up to playable levels for two sides like 15mm Crusades, WWII and ACW, and 28mm Late Romans/Germanics, Reconquista, Fallshirmjäger, ACW, AWI plus more. Now I know that sounds like a lot of projects and it is, however they are all projects I've been working on for some time and not new ones which is the important factor. I really hope that stays that way long enough to get a few to the goals I want! I'm pretty close on a couple. Is age finally giving me some discipline and wisdom......probably not, but one can always hope!:-)

Also I added a Market page to the top of the blog when I have something to sell or trade. Currently have some 15mm Legio Heroica Feudal/Teutonic looking to trade for 15mm Legio Heroica Crusades.

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




24 comments :

  1. Very nice work on these commanders Christopher!

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  2. Superb painting as always Christopher and I look forward to seeing what you do with your woods.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat and I hope to get to the woods soonish.

      Christopher

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  3. The road of life leads towards discipline and wisdom. I wish that was true for all!
    Very good that project planning is coming together for you and tackling projects to reach game-readiness is on your slate. Great goals!

    Federal commanders look great.

    Not sharing game pictures due to unsatisfactory terrain? You are a perfectionist! I am sure we all would enjoy your game photos as is.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! If I posted the game pics then every time I looked at them I would keep thinking those woods look awful and I really need to improve those! So, by not posting the pics I save myself some aggravation. It does not need to look prefect, but rather convincing enough and I don't think they do which is the problem.

      Christopher

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    2. Things that you can get away with in 28mm like a scattering of individual trees just doesn't cut it very well at the smaller scales which requires the terrain to be more dense to look convincing.

      Christopher

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  4. Fine work, Christopher, just as we would expect. You can never have too many command stands by the way.

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    1. Thank you very much David that's very kind and I agree one never have enough commanders!

      Christopher

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  5. Great post Christopher, and share your sentiments on trying to stay disciplined with projects. These are great little command bases and an idea I may pinch for my own 15s !!!

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    1. Thank you very much Chris! Anything you paint I'm interested in seeing so looking forward to your version of these bases.

      Christopher

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  6. A very nice collection indeed :)

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  7. Having already seen them in action I can confirm they're definitely worthy of their task. Great painting Christopher and I hope we get a game done soon again.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! Yes I hope we get another game in soon!

      Christopher

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  8. Splendid vignettes, these command stands look fantastic!

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  9. Beautiful ACW command stands Christopher!

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