This is a long running and continuing journey around a collection of ideas, projects, games, models and a variety of wargaming related themes from my own imagination and from others. As I have been described as having the attention span of a forgetful goldfish you can rest assured the resulting subject matter will be diverse and (usually) entertaining! "He lived in a frenzy of enthusiasm — but nothing
lasted for long with him".
Sunday, 13 October 2019
ACW Collection WIP....Part 6
Originally I had intended this post to be the grand finale in respect of the 30mm ACW collection but seeing as there will be further additions in due course I decided that calling it a WIP was more appropriate. In any event here they are, the two forces of 30mm Spencer Smith ACW figures as painted by Old Painter Bob and rebased, reorganised and finished off by yours truly.
Crude the castings may be crude and with glossy coats, plain painted individual bases and not a hint of shading or highlighting but they look so evocative.
"An elegant collection for a more civilised time".
Confederate Infantry on the march....
....with cavalry scouting ahead and....
....artillery in support (there is another gun).
Union horse on patrol....
....with artillery following up....
....and infantry marching to the sounds of the guns.
The collection as it stands is more than sufficient to enable me to fight actions using the Portable War-game or even straight Battle Cry type games. I could even fight actions using Rebels and Patriots which would make the collection 'bang on trend' - who would have thought that these venerable figures could make the leap into mainstream modern rule sets?
Once again I must extend my thanks to Old Painter Bob for helping me to realise a project that may have withered on the vine if left to my own devices. As mentioned in my previous post there will be some further additions to the collection but if I am honest there will not be very much as this is probably about two thirds of the entire amount I will need.
In the meantime though, I want to get some games in and also to get the purple prose genes flowing again!