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.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Photographic proof that I havent totally stopped my ACW project. These were from the batch that Jim Sweeney kindly let me have, except I did only minimal touching up of the figures simply because someone had taken a lot of trouble painting some of the figures. The vast majority are the very old Hinchliffe ranges with a smattering of Connisseur thrown in for good measure. I like them a lot.
These are from my birthday gift from my wife and are the first regiment of Texans using Elite Miniatures. Pete Moreby ic clearly Pete Gilder's successor and has captured the movement in these figures.I know some wargamers don't like them but to be honest everyone is different and has different tastes. Obviously I will need to paint up more Texans to counter the Iron Brigade.
The images also contain my latest attempts at making snake fencing. I bought myself a large packet of Candyfloss sticks off the internet and to be honest they seem perfect for what I need. Granted they are a tad regular in shape but again I like them. You get 50 bamboo sticks for just under three quid. Whats not to like. Bamboo is a tough wood and should take some rough handling.I have even gone to the trouble of making tenon joints to make the fences even stronger. I always knew my wood working lessons would be of some use one day. So a bit of terrain making for me in the next few days coupled with some 54mm plastic figure painting to complete my Lion Rampant project, oh and I hope to complete another Union unit very soon. Wargaming, a great hobby that is never finished.