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, 9 May 2017
Well I somehow managed to find time to paint some of my figures that I bought at Salute 2017, this time some Foundry rebels. The sculpts have stood the test of time well, considering they are well over 25 years old. They show just how gifted the Perry Twins are. Somehow I have without planning it, managed to have the making for a brigade of Mississippians, so I may as well get another unit to complete the brigade.
I have been lucky enough to win a regiment of Foundry Union castings off E Bay for a decent price. I think that was because they were in greatcoats, so they aren't too popular. However it was the figure I wanted, simply because I wanted to field The Mozart Regiment of volunteers, who I believe were dressed in opera type overcoats, plus they had a natty flag. [ah historical relevance] So another in inadvertent add on for my Union forces. Like most wargamers the magpie effect kicks in regularly, no matter ones best intentions. The problem will be exacerbated when I hopefully get to Partizan at the end of the month, more temptations and distractions I think.