Thursday, January 19, 2017

28mm ACW Artillery

These 22 guns have been a LONG time in the making.  Checking my notes, I see that I started these guns in November of 2009.  They were sitting, half completed, for over seven years!

My 28mm ACW artillery bases have four crew but no gun.  By swapping in these models, I can use the sane crew in all my games.  I have 12 bases for each army.

12-pdr Napoleon,  3" Ordinance Rifle

10-pdr Parrot, 6-pdr Smoothbore.

With these guns complete, I am ready to try a game with the Pickett's Charge rules.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Giant Commission -- French Reinforcements

Glenn needs more Frenchmen to fight Austerlitz, so more Frenchmen he will get!  These figures are in the 1812 uniform.

Line Voltiguers

Line Grenadiers

Chasseurs and Grenadiers of the Guard

The fusiliers are up next.

Friday, January 13, 2017

28mm ACW Aides de Camp

In my last order from Litko, I bought 25 2" by 1" "pill" shaped bases.  I have been reading the new Pickett's Charge rules, which call for several aides de camp per side.  I think this would be a workable way to denote couriers.

Three of the figures are from Sash and Saber, while the bald Union officer removing his cap is from Old Glory.  I hope to put on a Pickett's Charge game this year.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1805 Russians in 15mm

One of my post-commision projects will be to build forces for the linked General de Brigade Austerlitz scenarios.  I'll need about 20 battalions of infantry like this one.

The figures are all Blue Moon, the flag is from GMB, and the bases are from Litko and Wargames Accessories.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A Little Distraction

My gaming buddies and I enjoy exchanging Christmas gifts each year.  This year Jon got me two 54mm white metal figures from EK Castings, a Russian outfit that produces some beautifully detailed military miniatures at a great price.  Over the past few days, while I have been priming French infantry in sub-zero degree weather, I tackled the first of the figures.

This is a Roman hastatus suitable for the 4th-2nd centuries BC.  I would guess from his helmet that he is from the earlier years.

I used this figure to experiment with some ink washes and light acrylic glazes, using mostly Vallejo paints.  While I am happy with the overall look of the figure, his face did not come out quite right.  I may have to break out the oil paints for the next figure, at least for the flesh tones.

He'll go in my model display case now.  This was a fun diversion, and I look forward to trying my hand at some more figures from EK Castings' range.

I have found one Russian vendor that sells these figures for about $4 each (plus shipping costs).  Once I figure out how to actually place an order, I will probably get a couple dozen figures.  I really enjoyed painting this guy.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Giant Commission -- Austrian Militia

The first figures of 2017 are these Austrian Landwehr that Glenn wanted to add to his army.

I have a few hundred French infantry going through the priming process now!