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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.







6 comments:

  1. Great looking union troops, really liking the way your painting this period and if anything nicer confederate command, especially the bay horse colour, but all very very good.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain you are very kind. I tend to do none life like horse colours to add to my 'clean' looking troops.

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  2. Very fine brushwork! The confederate cavalry commander reminds me a bit of Teddy R. although Roosevelt preferred being at the front leading a charge and not playing de-fence. OK, that was a bad pun...

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    1. Thank you David, see them in the flesh at Midlesbrough.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
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