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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Union grows.



Well my Union army grows apace. However to counter this I have painted a few Perry dismounted cavalry chaps. I have realised however that I have outstripped my rebel forces by concentrating on re painting/rebasing the figures I received from Jim Sweeny and also painting more Union troops without doing the odd rebel ones. Somehow I've painted and acquired 19 regiments of Union as opposed to a mere 10 Rebel. A definite imbalance that will need to be redressed very quickly. So what I have I elected to paint next, another Union regiment, this time  the 14th Brooklyn, modeled and sold by Forgotten Glorious Miniatures. These are a beautiful range of figures and a delight to paint, I couldnt help myself when I first received them, again its a same they provide such a tiny range.But very highly recommended.

My fourth Iron Brigade unit, this time Crusader Miniatures. They are very nice figures, and their unit deals make these a good buy. Unfortunately it is a very small range to choose from.



Finally a rebased, and touched up unit I obtained from Jim. They are a combination of Hinchliffe, Connoisseur and a Dixon officer being shot. They must be nearly forty years old, but I still think they have a life and charm to them.



15 comments:

  1. Ffs Robbie, that's a pretty impressive and growing collection! Fabulous painting and basing btw.

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    1. Colin,
      Less elaborate uniforms help, except when they are zouaves.

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  2. Lovely work. The Rebs should be gathering at their rail depots as we speak. Remember - two armies do not have to be of the same size. Your Union raw recruits might have blundered into a veteran reb force under Jackson....

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    1. The problem I always have is I dont know when to stop. But I always aimed for the Rebels to have quality not quantity, but that's gone out of the window.

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  3. Excellent progress and first rate results! F&G figures are very nice, indeed. Limited range but beautiful.

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    1. Jonathan,
      FG, have created some beautiful sculpts. I hope they release the rebels soon.

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  4. Great looking force gathered in record time, your going to have to find another period soon!
    Best Iain

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    1. It will be back to the Wars of Religion Iain, I really want to put together their armies soon.

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  5. I do like the way that your basing ties them all together. very neat and smart all round.

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    1. Paul the bases come courtesy of a really old Games Workshop article. I gave up trying to emulate the Gilder style of basing. I just couldn't do it.

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  6. Robbie
    Those look great love the use of the white picket fencing.

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    1. Willie, they are a bit of a cheat really, but they deflect the eye from where there should be another figure.

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  7. Beautiful units...and fences are a nice addition!

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    1. Thanks Phil,
      I have had a few days lay off for celebrations, but I now need to crack on.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

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