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.
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
I have a bit of a love/ hate relationship with plastic wargames figures. I love the price and what is pretty good value for money. I like their paint ability [ more of that in a minute] but I hate gluing the damn things together. I end up with strings of plastic glue hanging off the figure and invariably on my fingers and beard.I just cannot do a really neat job of sticking them together. Anyway I wanted to use up a box of Perry Union troops and stuck them and me together.
I have noticed when it comes to the actual painting I dont do a precise paint finish on them unlike my metal chaps. Subconsciously I think back to my Airfix soldier days when I just used to slap the paint on them.Anyway I have completed the regiment, the 90th Illinois, an Irish regiment that fought in the western theatre. Why them? I liked the flag, simples really. They are an average painted regiment, but they will do.
As for the gory exploding union troops. Well that is courtesy of reading Wargames Illustrated and the Ron Ringrose article. Again I know they aren't up to Ron's standard, but it was my first attempt. Now I know the pitfalls I may do a couple more to stand around my table.
Anyway tomorrow I'm hosting an ACW game using a set of rules based on Fire and fury and DBA. God knows how that will work, but let no one accuse me of trying different things.