Monday, October 24, 2016

Painting Update October 2018 Fifteens and Frostgrave

Lots of stuff finished this time

15mm ACW

More rebased ACW - 20 Confederate infantry, 8 Confederate command, 4 Union command and 4 Union infantry this time.

Newly Painted ACW - 20 more Confederate infantry and 4 command

15mm SF 
Security Force Alpha and a Laserburn Partisan scout car

25mm Frostgrave

Giant spiders and a tomb

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Painting update - Mid September

Finally got some more painting and rebasing progress after a slow period. I'm concentrating on my 3Fs for the year - 15mm, Flintloque and Frostgrave though the release of the excellent Sharp Practice 2 from the Too Fat Lardies has distracted me a bit with the many projects this suggests.

Completed recently - more rebased figures from my old ACW collection from the 1980s - I've moved away from 1st Edition Johnny Reb rules to  a standard basing that should allow me to use the Lardies' They couldn't hit an Elephant, Fire & Fury and Real Time Wargames "Stonewall" Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley.


1 base of US Infantry Command and 8 bases of US Infantry

5 bases Confederate Infantry

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Finally some more progress with miniatures

I've finally managed to make a bit more progress with my miniatures projects by rebasing some 15mm ACW that I've had for around 30 years and putting them onto 25mm square bases suitable for a number of sets of rules that I intend to use including Fire & Fury and They Couldn't Hit an Elephant.

I count them as 50% of painting and basing a figure for my painting progress for the year as there is a fair amount of effort required. So with 56 of them finished I'll count it as 28 miniatures done.

Confederate infantry and command

Union infantry

More Union infantry and command

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sharp Practice 2 - at last I get my plans together

In the last month or so I've been reading Sharp Practice 2 and participating on the Too Fat Lardies Yahoo Group and Forums about the rules, but not got very far with actually getting figures ready. A few purchases on e-Bay and a bit of sorting in my lead pile has given me the following plan to play a few 1861 set games.

  1. finish off the 15mm Confederate infantry I have on the painting table which will get me to 3 groups of infantry and some command figures, namely 1 officer, a standard bearer and a drummer.
  2. Clean up and undercoat the other 22 Confederate infantry and some more command figures - this will be 2 more officers and a sergeant.
  3. Clean up and undercoat the 24 Zouaves in Kepis that I have acquired, though I will probably paint them as the 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs. These will also have a couple of officers, a drummer and colour party.
  4. Sort out another 22 Union Infantry, 1 more officer and a sergeant to add to the force and paint up.
  5. Make some snake rail fences and put together some card buildings to add to the table.
  6. Put together some more woods markers and other terrain pieces.
  7. Sort out some figures for my cavalry to paint up some command figures and a couple of individually based ones to allow my existing ACW cavalry to be used.
  8. Finish painting the ACW artillery I have on the painting table to add to the fun.
So no shortage of work to do, as well as this I will be rebasing most of my ACW collection to use it with They Couldn't Hit An Elephant for mass battles.