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.
Thursday, 16 April 2020
61st Pennsylvanian Volunteers.
Well I have finally finished this unit of Union troops sculpted by the talented Steve Barber.These represent the 61st Pennsylvanians but given the causalities they are incurring they are clearly ripe for disbandment.
I decided to check just how many regiments I actually had in my ACW collection and have realised that I have enough, well certainly enough for a decent sized game. I have one more Union unit to base and I will call it a day on building the armies up. Like so many wargamers building an army is like painting the Forth Bridge it never ends.It doesnt help that I dont plan a project. I used to make lists many years ago but then realised it became off putting as one saw how many figures you 'needed' and how much it would cost.So I stopped and simply just started painting until I got sick or ran out of storage boxes, and it is usually the latter.
The figures arent the most practical as regards pushing them around a wargames table but there is a lot of life in the sculpts and Steve Barber is a very talented chap.