A Union ‘old navy’ frigate, a ‘new navy sloop (soon to be getting some more guns) and a City class gunboat. I shall be adding a further one of each of the above - mainly because I can!
As the DEFCON status gets cranked up - Laurel is having her pre op Covid swab on Monday so we are then isolating until ‘Der Tag’ on 20th January - I have been making best use of the unexpectedly spare time I seem to have. There is not a lot of it to be fair but it is better than nowt and I need to strike whilst the iron is hot so to speak.
Aside from some long outstanding bits and pieces of parcel packing (I am fortunate in having some very patient friends….) I have also managed to complete the labelling of my Command and Colours Samurai Battles game which I am hoping to give a run out over the weekend. I have also been looking again at the the ACW naval collection and, perhaps inevitably, making further plans.
At the last time of asking I had more or less settled on the remaining types I would be building and indeed, seven of them are currently under construction. I had worked out what the final two models would be which would bring the collection up to sixty models.
That was the original plan but….
I am going to add a further four models to the set up. With this in mind a small order was sent to Warbases for some hull templates and other bits and pieces. The plan is to now build three extra models for the Union and one for the Confederacy. The Union will gain a frigate, a modern sloop and a further City class gunboat (I have already built a pair of these) whilst the CSA will gain a further commerce raiding sloop.
Of the four additional vessels the one I am least looking forward to building is the City class gunboat as building casemates using my technique is an onerous task and involves rather a lot of filing. When built though, she will bring the strength of the Union river ironclad contingent to six vessels - three City class, the U.S.S. Benton, U.S.S. Essex and the soon to be built U.S.S. Ozark. The Union blue water fleet will have a a pair of frigates, two old and two new sloops.
Project creep? Moi? You may think that….but I couldn’t possibly comment….