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.
Monday, 7 November 2016
Rebels, damn Rebels.
I have now completed my second brigade of Confederates with their artillery supports. Initially I was going to stop there and begin painting two brigades of Union troops, and then move back to my Renaissance projects. But like all well laid plans things have gone a tad awry. I must admit I have enjoyed the exercise of painting the ACW figures, and I'm not even certain why.
Just before I attended Fiasco last weekend I got a message from the bold Jim Sweeny asking if I was interested in a unit of Confederates, ready painted. Now Jim is a very good painter so how could I refuse his offer, so I bought them [ when I square up the money of course] so naturally I will now need to add a third brigade of rebels. Included in the box Jim handed to me was a unpainted unit of Union Zoaves, some personalities and a couple of artillery pieces plus crew and limbers. So thanks to Jim I will now have to expand my plans and include some more units, well at least that's what I'm telling myself.
I also bought a box of Perry plastic artillery intending to only use the actual guns, what I hadn't realised that the pieces are big and didn't fit my metal crews, so I painted them up. I like them a lot, and at £18.00 for three units whats not to enjoy.
My two completed Confederate brigades, with commanders, lights and guns. They will hopefully get their first outing at Battleground at Middlesbrough later this month, pop by for a chat please.
The ragged unit I blagged off Jim with new flags. I touched up a couple of faces to blend them in with my units, but as I said Jim is a great painter so really they are all his.I love the standard bearer with one arm. A cracking figure, I think they are Redoubt Miniatures, and very good they are to.