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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Nearly There.

 Well this is the second Union cavalry regiment cracked off, leaving only one more Union and Confederate cavalry regiment to complete.This one is a mix of Perry plastics and a pack of Foundry command figures.To be honest I would have used all Foundry if they weren't so damned expensive to buy.Still this will do. The Perry figures are quite old now and a little stiff and generic in my opinion, but its a good way to put some cavalry on the table.
 So by my reckoning I have two cavalry regiments and two Union regiments to paint and then that's all my hoard completed.As usual I didn't plan anything and probably painted too many, but it fills the day in and stops me firing off some missive to someone on that awful Facebook.
 And theres the rub. There are probably many hundreds of wargamers nearing retirement and planning the hours they will spend pottering around with the hobby. Well it doesnt work like that although one should be able to find some extra hours per week. I wargame once a week and try to get a bit painting in every day or night. But life does still intrude. I was only able to paint up this unit because my wife is back on her feet albeit not moving too well. All I would say a wargamer in retirement can get more done, but to keep things fresh I would suggest one finds other things to engage you some of the time.Me, I've just submitted my first novel to a publisher and expecting a rejection slip anytime soon, but I have started a sequel just to keep my hand in.  So onwards and upwards.



12 comments:

  1. lovely paint job Robbie. It must be good to feel like a project is finished. I must agree about the retirement anomaly. I don't know how I ever had time for a job! I get to paint most days and game maybe twice a month excepting when hols and games shows intervene. Facebook has become so dull since you stopped posting missives 😉 See you at Stockton if not before. And go e my best to Carol and hope she makes a speedy recovery.

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    1. Colin,
      Thats very kind re your comments. As for Facebook, Im starting to think the digital age wasnt such a good idea.

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  2. Very nice. The plastic ACW were the first venture for the Perry's (and most of us!) into plastic and I think they still hold up remarkably well.

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    1. They are very good figures although a little basic, but one cant complain about them they are very nice wargames figures.

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  3. They're great Robbie, well done with all the progress you've made on this project - real focus isn't something we see in this hobby that often! Dave

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    1. You call it focus. Im starting to think its something else.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing this lot next weekend at the show since they all look so nice.

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    1. See you there Paul, it is a good show, and its free.

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  5. They've come out really well, all this project have had a lovely feel to them.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, I must admit I have enjoyed this little project.

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  6. I’ve really enjoyed following your ACW project, even though the figures are not to my taste. Your progress really puts mine to shame I have to say.

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    1. To be honest Dave the choice of figures want mine. I was very kindly given a pile of Foundry figures from my mate John so naturally painted them up. Originally I had considered just using the old Hinchliffe range, but they would probably be too leftfield for other gamers.I enjoy your blog by the way.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

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