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.
Saturday, 19 November 2016
Union troops at last.
Well I finally got to grips with my first Union Regiment, and inevitably it had to be from the Iron Brigade. As I have previously explained there is no plan to which regiments I will paint, merely that they are either a famous or infamous regiment, or that they are dressed differently from the norm. This was originally how I collected wargames armies, especially 25mm Napoleonics, if it looked good then I would paint them. Certainly some wargame purists will turn their nose up at this approach, but my intention is more about enjoyment than accuracy of units in certain armies. Still I will have to do at least a couple more of the Iron Brigade to allow their Veteran status on the wargames table.
Ive also completed some Confederate command figures, and rectified a mistake that John helpfully pointed out, basically that Blackpowder commanders need two dice to show their rating.God knows what I was thinking.So brigadiers will have one figure per base, and divisional and commanders two figures per base, simples. Colin and I will be hosting an ACW game at Middlesbrough on Saturday using some of my new figures, and Colin's lovely collection. The game will be a representation of Wilson's Creek 1861, which was the first ever Black Powder battle I fought in back in 2013, when Paul Stevenson kindly invited me through to take a command at the Durham group.
Currently on my paint table is an Irish regiment and Hawkins Zouaves, both are progressing nicely.Anyway roll on next Saturday for hopefully a good days wargaming and a chat to all and sundry.