Friday, 27 March 2015

Wargaming the War Between the States

 While it may appear quiet on the pages of Waterloo to Mons recently, behind the scenes it has been a different story. Commission work mainly, which will form my next few posts.


The lead pile has continued to decrease in size. However in two notable instances* while I have been able to decide that I will keep collecting, the decision in what scale to proceed with has been problematic. 
 
The American Civil War remains my principle wargaming period. My decision to sell off my Airfix ACW Project last year is just the latest in a string of collections I have built up and then disposed of. The fact that I would start collecting again was never really in doubt but I was torn between two ideas. One is achievable, the other is a little more whimsical. 

http://www.boerner.net/jboerner/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Battle_of_Cold_Harbor.png 
 
The solution? Well this is the War Between the States and so just this once I will be collecting in two scales. One will be 25mm and intended for "real wargames"; the second a collection that will probably never be complete using vintage 20mm figures. Results coming soon.

*The second is the Franco Prussian War. For this I think I have a more radical solution to the problem-but that is for much later in the year.

4 comments:

  1. I hope you will be reserving 25mm for the Union and 20mm for the Rebels to represent the efforts of the respective commisarriats!

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    1. McLellan was a little short too!

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  2. I've decided to get rid of the few ACW figures I have but keep thinking about the FPW and Footsore's lovely new 28s...

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    1. They are tempting but I am being good !

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