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 12 December 2018
The Kings Lifeguard.
Now that I have virtually completed my small project for next years Waterloo game I am able to resume my 'old school' English Civil War project. I have just finished the Kings Lifeguard in all their red splendour. As I have stated before my armies are Hollywood ECW, which means bright uniformed regiments. None of the dull miss matched clothing that the regiments probably wore, no doubt some wargaming purists will dislike them but I wanted to recreate the armies John and I used in the very early 1980's..
I also thought I should 'do' another Union regiment to balance the forces somewhat. Perry plastics naturally, great figures for generic units.
The Perry twins decided to sculpt a few more dismounted confederate cavalry which I 'had' to have, I blame the consumer society for this craving.
And finally I wanted to have a few little mementos to give away at the Waterloo weekend next year. I thought the gifts should be a little different and was lucky enough to lay my hands on some Barry Minot figures from the early 1980's. Now considering they are well over 30 years old they are still lovely sculpts, well in my eyes they are. Naturally they are of the Guard and the final collapse at Waterloo.The figures are 30mm.
These little beauties are Stadden 20mm figures and are again lovely little sculpts. Yes I know Bessieres was dead by 1815 but they are just a little gift for the weekend.