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Monday, 15 May 2017

General Beauregard.

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.

                                      

15 comments:

  1. Superb, love the splendid vignette!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I always thought Beauregard was a romantic sounding chap. I think he fancies himself as a bit of a Frenchie General at heart.

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    1. Cheers Paul,
      Hopefully see you at Partizan for a chat.

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  3. Beautiful job on Beauregard! Texans look excellent too. This ACW project of yours is moving along quickly.

    It is fun to see how many different manufacturers' figures can be pressed into service for a project. For some projects I follow that method. For others, I am a purist and rely only on one manufacturer. The latter is the exception, though.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan,
      Nearly there. I can see the attraction with using one manufacturer, but having a poor attention span I seem to enjoy painting all types of soldiers.

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  4. I do like him Robbie, very nice.
    Dave.

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    1. Thanks Dave,
      Looking forward to you playing the Grand Armee rules, to see what you think.

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  5. Lovely looking texans and your redundant command stand is very nice, you'll have to come up with another army to paint soon, winged lancers anyone?
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain,
      I used to have three? Polish renaissance armies, one for each period in their history. I sold the lot. I must admit I dabbled last year in building a new one,then sold the lancers again.

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  6. Agreed! An the rabbit(?) roasting on a spit over the campfire is a nice touch.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thanks Stokes,
      I bought a box of Imex 20mm plastic camp accessories, it contains all sorts of goodies. From saws? to cooking pots. I great box.

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