Tuesday, September 26, 2023

More Rebs for ACW


Continuing on with my ACW project in the form of some Rebel units. I'm actually starting to see some daylight on this project. Still have a way to go, but really feeling like I have made progress.

I hope everyone isn't getting tired of seeing ACW, but I'm trying to stay focused until I get this project to what I consider a playable stage. I have too many projects at the 75% stage, but not quite there and I don't want this too be another. I don't mean finished or everything I want just to a point where I can play  a couple different scenario's. I'm worried if I do something else it could be a long time before I come back so I want to avoid that. It's hard as so many things are tempting me!!

The figures are a mix of mostly Perry metal and plastics and a couple Sash and Saber Old Glory. Once again I prefer metal quite a bit more, but these plastics were pretty good once you got past the dreaded assembly part. 

I'm not sure how others paint their Rebs, but I really like to play up the ragged multi uniformed, whatever I can get my hands on type of look. I know many units managed to keep somewhat of a semblence of uniformity, but I always prefer the more chaotic look. To achieve this the paints I used were the usual Foundry and Vallejo paints.

Hopefully I'll have some more units to show soonish. I think I have enough infantry for now so I'll switch and add some more artillery next.

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Miniature Company- Perry, Sash and Saber

Wednesday, September 13, 2023


I've been gone for a bit, but that's how social media works for me it seems. I have been painting so do have a back log of things to show. Here are a few more union units to show.

I'm actually starting to get somewhere with this project.  I've got about 12 union infantry units and almost ready to add some more reb infantry that will give me around the same number. So with a few more artillery to add to the few I have and some cavalry I'll be ready to start playing scenario's which will be nice!

The figures are all Perry/Foundry and are a mix of some metal and mostly plastic. As a rule I prefer metal, but these plastics painted up pretty decent plus they do help fill out the ranks cheaper. My collection will stay mostly metal, but I will supplement some plastics like these.

The colors I used were mostly Foundry which are my favorite paints plus Vallejo which are also quite nice.

Next up will probably be the rebel infantry I'm working on and then see what happens. Oh I was thinking about cleaning my blog up as it has some projects I no longer do or pictures that are really out of date. This is a pretty old blog so there has been changes along the way.

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Miniature Company- Perry Miniatures, Wargames Foundry

Monday, May 1, 2023

French and Indian Wars game

I had Nick over for a game of Sharp Practice 2 set in the French and Indian War. It was the first time I got the collection on the table for a game and I was pretty chuffed! The reason it took so long was because I wanted to have enough figures for both sides and I also didn't like how the rules for Indians were written in the lists in which they acted like little more then mobile assualt groups. The problem was solved in Lard Magazine 2022 in which the Indians were given an alternative way to be fielded that is much more in line with how I perceived they fought which was small groups sniping the enemy followed by hit and run attacks while trying to preserve their warriors. Basically the blue print for light infantry.

The pictures were taken from my phone so not of the best quality, but does give you an idea of the game. Maybe one day I'll sit down and make a proper lighted photo shoot of the figures in action, but I'm a lazy photographer when it comes around to taking pictures which is why my postings lag behind in my hobby works.

Nick played the French and I played the British colonials. There were no regular troops and was fought by regional troops, like marines, rangers, conscrips, volunteers, militia and Indians. The game was a learning curve as the period really forces you to make decisions about keeping your troops in formation for easier control and massed volleys or breaking them up into groups to avoid being out flanked. It was great fun! 

I'm now full of inspiration to paint up more for the period to include figures and terrain!

I'm looking forward to the next game of French and Indian wars, but I do need more trees even though I have a lot, but not quite enough it seems!

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Some Rebel and Union Guns


Re-based a couple older guns and added a couple newer guns for my ACW collection to support the infantry I've doned already. First up is the rebel battery.

Artillery always looks cool on the tabletop and even more so if assembled in groups or batteries.

Painting artillery is a mixed bag as I really enjoy painting the crew, but the gun itself can be a bit annoying to clean and even paint, but does payoff when finished. The rebels really do offer one a choice to indulge yourself in variety when it comes to their apperance.

Next up are some union guns which offer a contrast to the rebels with more of a uniformity, but still some opportunity to mix colors with coats removed.

All the guns here are from Perry miniatures metals and while a pain to clean up sure do offer some fantastic posing that really gives a sense of action!

I have some more ACW on the desk as I still have a ways to go, but I think some French and Indian War stuff might get posted before that.

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Miniature Company- Perry Miniatures

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Hessian casualty markers for AWI

I always like casualty figure markers in games as I feel it adds a little extra to battlefields rather then just a lone dice so I use them if it's practical. The Perry twins really do make great casualty markers.

I needed a small break from my ACW project so decided doing some markers now was as good as a time as any.

Still trying to get used to my computers editor which is a bit limited. My old one was better so might have to get an editor program.

I've been painting a bit more so some more ACW, F&IW and TWI will be featured soon.

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Miniature Company- Perry miniatures

Sunday, February 26, 2023

More Rebels for ACW

While my posting and commenting is unsurprisingly lagging my painting is more on track. I've managed to more or less stay on my ACW re-basing/painting project which is great as I'm better able to resist the wargaming butterfly as time goes by(not completely of course).

These are all the very characterful Sash and Saber ACW range which I really like.

I got a new computer and it's editing is a bit wonky so if some of the pictures look odd that may be why. I just don't have the patience anymore to try and get the perfect angle (grumpier as I get older I guess).

I'm actully starting to get somewhere with this project which is nice. The ACW along with the AWI are my favorite periods so having the army sizes I want to game with is quite important.

More ACW is on the way along with a few other items I did. 

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Miniature Company- Sash and Saber