Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Back in the Groove.

 Well after a bit of a setback over the weekend I am back in the painting groove with another regiment of Union troops and a command base for a regiment of Union in skirmish order.Having now realised that one doesnt need specific skirmish figures apart from specialised troops in Picketts Charge I have created another unit.
 In the background of this image is a maize field based by John.I really like the effect. The pieces were obtained from a model railway company.
                                     
 I have also painted up some Reform bases and started on some Rout bases, just to make the whole game look pretty.I have also finally finished painting my 79th New York Volunteers, those of tartan fame. I had to have the unit simply because it was a ridiculous idea to clothe a unit as such. I found them a pain to paint, and frankly didnt like the actual figure, but they are done now.





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    1. Thanks Colin,
      nearly there I think.

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    2. ....and then back to your French Wars of Religion maybe?

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  2. Nice figures, lovely painting. I like all those extra bases, it gets rid of dice and beads and what not!
    Best Iain

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    1. Im a bit anal about these things Iain. I like my table to look neat. It must be my adhd.

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  3. Your routing figure looks superb

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    1. Cheers Norm. The Perry twins made some great plastic ACW figures.

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  4. It all looks very nice, Robbie. Like the status markers, and that is the good thing about ACW that most status marker figures can be used for a variety of regiments. The crop looks wonderful - is it practical to put figures in?

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    1. Chris each row of maize is seperate and can be removed to allow figures to be placed amongst the field.

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    2. Amaizing! Sorry a bit of a corny play on words. You must be pretty chaffed with the look of your troops.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, Im tempted to make some causality markers like I have for my renaissance stuff.We'll see.

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  6. Robbie,Markers?-hmmmmmm-not too sure about them,but the paint job is exceptional!-how many units have you now?
    johnc(william)

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  7. John, you luddite. Its just a visual trick, nothing more.A bit like your gun flashes. A bit of a crowd pleaser. As for units, well I reckon 25 Rebel regiments and 27 Union regiments. I am aiming for a brigade of cavalry on each side. But that could change.

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    1. Bloody Hell, thats more than I acquired of Paul Stevenson!

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    2. Robbie,Luddite,eh? well.look out at Stockton 'cos I'm bringing my hammer and I am going to break your battle mat!!!
      52 units is one hell of a set up!-It's good being retired isn't it?
      johnc

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    3. Im looking forward to seeing your battle mat. You remind me of the guy in the pub who is always able to find a better bargain than everyone else.Annoying yes, but very amusing.

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  8. Clever and very nicely done!

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