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, 15 May 2017
I picked this chap up at Salute. It is a representation of General Beauregard, by Redoubt Miniatures. It is a lovely casting and a doddle to paint. Now using Picketts Charge Rules your C in C doesn't have a role as such, and is really just for show. So I thought in case I end up using these rules regularly I would knock up a base.
I like to try figures from most figure manufacturers, so I bought a unit from Steve Barber. I had never painted any of his products before, and was a bit discombobulated when they came. The head, body and musket arm all need to be stuck onto the lower body and feet. So I had to pin the arms to make certain they wouldnt just fall off, and I had to jiggle the heads about. Now being cackhanded I ended up with a lot of super glue on my finger ends. I am glad they are now painted and finished, although to be honest I still like them. I wouldnt like to drop the buggers though.
So another Texan unit completed, and just a couple more to do in their brigade.
I hope to get to Partizan this coming weekend, all being well, so I hope to buy the last units for this ACW project, and then take stock of where I go from there. You will be able to recognise me if your going, I'm the oldish guy with flock stuck to the ends of his fingers.