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.
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Thursday, 15 June 2017
The Reports of my Death have been Greatly Exaggerated.
Just to prove I'm not hanging from some tree, I have just completed two more regiments in my ACW project. The Union chaps have come out rather well, and are my interpretation of the Mozart Regiment, a New York unit sponsored by a theatre! I had to include them in my eclectic collection.
The rebel regiment is the final unit for the Mississippian brigade. These were bought from Peter, a close friend of Jim Sweeney who kindly let me have them. I touched them up to make them compatible with my own troops. In the background of both units is the expanded Headquarters for both armies. I 'had' to paint up some more accessories for the camp scenes.
My 'observations' about what happens after a wargamer shifts his mortal coil brought some interesting! comments, but it also brought a great post on Jonathan Freitag's excellent blog, Palouse Wargaming Journal. He was also able to articulate far better than me about when does a wargamer stop collecting, and instead simply just use their toys in games instead. And there's the rub for me, I think it was the late great Peter Young that mentioned a wargamer who collects armies from many periods is mad [ paraphrased by me] it is a madness, but an enjoyable type of insanity. So SYW battles this weekend.