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.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Confederate Skirmishers

At the moment I am building a 30 point Confederate army for Rebels and Patriots (R&P from now on).  Each standard unit of skirmishers is 6 figures strong in the rules. I had these 12 figures in suitable poses in the lead pile. 

Unit #1, Good Shots at a total of 4 points

I decided to spend 8 points on these fellows, 2 points for the standard six plus a 2 point upgrade for "good shots".

They are skirmishers after all and a steady hand would be an advantage!

Unit #2, Good Shots at a total of 4 points
I am looking forward to the Union troops more to be honest, this is a bit like painting WW2 Germans for me, a necessary evil before I manage to get to the "good guys". But I've started so I'll finish as someone once said.

Next up some artillery and another plastic 12 figure unit.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Jacklex Miniatures Available Again

The Jacklex range of figures, previously available from Spencer Smith, have a new home:

There are a number of new additions to the ranges and my first order went in this morning. 

The new site is well worth a visit here. The free ACW rules by Andy Callan on the "Wargaming" page here appear to be the answer to my prayers for my planned  Old School ACW project. More of this later.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

I Had A Little Pause

It is safe to say that I will not remember 2019 with any fondness. It really has been one bit of bad luck followed by another; the biggest kick in the teeth being my father passing away at the beginning of last month. 

I have been painting away, mainly to take my mind off things and have tried to follow your blog updates when possible. I just did not feel like posting anything myself.

Of all my model collections "the blue and the grey ones" were always Dads' favourites.

So, I will be posting again properly later this week, starting off with my Perry Confederate 28mm figures based for "Rebels and Patriots", I am a handful of figures away from a club night challenge. 

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

A Gentleman's War Rule Book

While I have not been able to do much painting I have been gaming reasonably regularly on a Wednesday night and making a number of small purchases.

My most recent arrived to day from Amazon:

This is the soft cover version although I wish I had bought the hard cover version now because it would have been even more Old School. 

I have played the game already with the Yahoo Group download rules using various Airfix figures and they do make for a terrific game...thoroughly recommended.