Sunday, 9 February 2020

Zvezda French Cuirassiers

Despite my best intentions I am a lot behind where I planned on the hobby front. It's now February for goodness sake! I have however been able to complete twelve of those Zvezda French Cuirassiers I am painting up for a friend and so without further ado, here they are.

They are beautifully animated figures and the detail is quite amazing. I have a few more to do before I hand them over. After that I really must finish the last twelve Confederate infantry for my Rebels and Patriots ACW army. I have a few days off at the end of the month so fingers crossed.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Sir Has Arrived

A week later than advertised but Sir has arrived.  Hope this is not a reflection of his battlefield performance.

These are all metal Perry Miniatures, I thought Sir deserved nothing less. The more uniform look and posing reflect the seasoned status of "ma boys".

This of course means that I am one 12 figure unit away from my planned 30 point army.

 They are started, but I am also working on some Zvezda French Cuirassiers for a friend which are really great looking figures. So the next post for January is still a little in the air.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Seeing in 2020 With A Bang.

First of all may I wish you all the best for the New Year.

In 2019 I managed to play far more games than in previous years and as you may recall the "Rebels & Patriots" ruleset used at the club sent me into the world of 28mm ACW. Here is the latest  offering for the Confederate forces.

The artillery now adds a little more punch to the rebel forces. I have also completed the officer and his unit required in the rules and should have them based and photographed by the weekend.

That leaves one more twelve infantry figure unit to complete and that will be the phase 1 Confederates completed. Then it will be time to move onto the Union (Hurrah Boys, Hurrah!). The relatively small numbers involved in these rules and the guarantee of them seeing battle as soon as they are complete means this is an achievable goal - as long as I stay focussed. 

I have other  plans for the ACW; this time for larger scale battles using "classic" Hinton Hunt and Jacklex 20mm figures. More on this in February. 

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Adieu 2019

There will not be any new posts this year so may I take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year. 

And remember that while you can never be overdressed to refight a battle, it is always better to leave your horse outside or else the beast will eat your trees. And knock over your Scotch.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Another Step Forwrd

The Confederate army takes another lurch forward in the form of this 12 figure infantry unit. They were actually completed over a month ago but I've been busy with life-stuff.

I've gone for a more butternut colour scheme for these figures. \I have one more plastic 12 figure unit in the queue, but first of all I am completing "Sir's" unit using these Perry metal figures.

I should have the last 4 figures and "Sir" himself finished shortly. I thought a more regulation uniform look was suitable for him and his entourage.

I have also been busy on the Jacklex front but will probably save that until the New Year.