THE INDEPENDENT WARGAMES GROUP.
Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Something even more Different.
I have now played three games of Glory Halleluia the new Black Powder supplement and have enjoyed all the games. Although I'm no expert on the American Civil War, I do have a bit of an idea about the period. I have found the rules really enjoyable with some nice detailed touches to complement the period. So between fighting a few games, walking the Gettysburg battleground and now re reading the Rebel series of books by Bernard Cornwell, I now view myself as an expert on the period.
Well what I am is actually enjoying something a little bit different from my norm, so John kindly gave me a large bunch? of Foundry ACW rebels, and away I went. This is the first unit completed. My aim? Just paint up some units and see where it goes. I dont intend to pick historical brigades etc, but just pick out the units that I find either colourful or interesting. So expect Wheat's Zouaves amongst others.
I must admit I have enjoyed painting these figures, they are a lovely set of castings, and now I have been given some good advice by Tony Runkee on how to paint butternut and rebels in general I hope to improve their look.