Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Dipping my large toe into 28mm American Civil War.

As stated before I've started to dabble in 28mm ACW skirmish with a touch of Outlaw Josey Wales and a smidgen of madness, I've started with the Perry Miniatures plastic infantry sets but added the metal command set (not my favourites the plastic but as the budgie said "Cheap"!).

The main unit is 28th Massachusetts Regiment, 4th Irish Brigade (had to be Irish!), some casualties (I have a weird fixation with casualty figures, there's even more to come!) and a 9pdr artillery piece, everything is from Perry Miniatures except the limber which is from Dixon Miniatures.












Started reading this for some colour and flavour.........


76 comments:

  1. Looking very good Fran, nice colours and shading.

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  2. Very nice Francois!!!! will we actually get a game with these before you flog them on ebay?

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    1. Yeh! Let these guys see the light of the games table before you flog em!

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  3. A nice bunch of miniatures and I think this is the only gun crew ever made with no one holding his ears shut!
    :-)

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  4. Very nice painting Frank. I'd only make one comment on the varnish; it may be the photos and the light, bu they look to have a gloss finish

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  5. I'm not a big Fan of historical models but I dig those casulties. Especially the one that is losing his hat.

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  6. Very nice looking unit Fran, glad your back to the historical minis and 28mm:)

    Very nice flags to.

    which rules are you planing to use?

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Postie has a FIW set that could be converted!

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    2. Nice ! Looking forward to the first AAR then.

      Best regards Michael

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  7. Nice work Fran, the casualties are very nice work indeed

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  8. Really nice unit, supurb colors. The flags are grand too.
    I like that you based them individually as well....how many of us still do that!?

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  9. Yep these do look the business, looking forward to more in this series.

    Ian

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  10. Very nice mate. I was wondering when we'd see these painted up. Next to WWII the ACW is my favourite period (which is why I like our 15mm Fire & Fury games so much). Looking forward to playing a game with these....you know, before you get bored and flog em!

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  11. Great looking figures and a surprising side step. You might enjoy the 35th Regiment Indiana Infantry (Ist Irish), complete with their unique emerald green kepi, I finished a few years ago.

    http://ubique-matt.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/acw4.html

    Regards,
    Matt

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  12. Good start! Your thoughts mirror my own for delving into this period: skirmish all the way and Perry plastics ('cause it's so damn pretty cheap) but a few metals for good measure.
    Looking forward to your further progress.

    Cheers
    SG

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  13. They are excellent Fran, nice minis and painted well to boot, great stuff

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  14. These are good mate.. always have had a soft spot for the historical genres, but no one plays them around here. Bet they will look nice on the field, right up until they face a firing line or 2.. :)

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  15. They look superb as usual pal. Real quality work.
    The models don't look bad at all, even though you say they're cheap, thus a win win situation!

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  16. Very handy work there Fran! I like these a lot!

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  17. Very nice. I too am going through a period of temptation.

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  18. nice figures and one of my favourite periods. Cracking casualties to.

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  19. Good oh! Decent period with nicely done figures. There's hope for you yet!

    ;O)

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  20. Well, there were casualties! Excellent job on the figures. You need any detailed information on the Civil War, I know just the guy who could help.

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  21. Very nice! I guess there was a dispraportionate number of wounds on the left side (foot forward for firing) of the body.

    If you go west you can have some natives. And if I recall correctly, I think Texas had some lancers as well. The Comanche were very active in Texas, and it is very fortunate for the United States that they had already over expanded and crashed back in population (1840s or so) by the time U.S. expansion met them full on. Pekka Hämäläinen on the Comanche Empire is the most groundbreaking in this area.

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  22. Why are the other Rejects so convinced you'll sell them so quick? Get a few games in at least. The time and effort you have invested in them they deserve it. Other than that they look really good and will look even better once you have wone the first game with them.

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  23. Cheap can sometimes be low quality though so don't get too many of them! Casualty figures help bring a semblance of realism, so I can understand the fascination with them.

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  24. Very nice figures, and I particularly like that almost-black of the blue coats and kepis. I achieved something like that on a couple of my arty figures once, liked the look, and was never able to replicate it.

    If you're looking at ACW in the West - lets say, Trans-Mississippi - you might consider reading J.T. Edson's 'Dusty Fog' Civil War stories. He's a bit pro-South (Mr D. Fog is a Texican o'course), and the writing and story-telling style a tad ... odd, but they do have their points of interest. I think I still have 'You're in command now, Mr. Fog' kicking around here somewhere...

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  25. Geez they're nice. Loads of character.

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  26. Very good looking unit Fran. I like having casualty figures as well.

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  27. Really nice. Perry plastic figures are too complicated to assemble for my fingers. Your works look great.

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  28. Nice work Fran. But, where are the rebels?!? The South will rise again!

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  29. love the background used for a setting.

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    1. I like the backgrounds too. But someday, I'd like to see Ray's giant melon in the background. Maybe making a scary face.

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  30. Really nice. Great work for a period and scale you are just dabbling in.

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  31. Very well done, and a fun peek at a promising modeling journey. The red-hot shirted arty guy is cool.

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  32. Wonderful job on these minis Fran!

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  33. Looking good Fran, a tremendous start to a new period and worth a few points too!

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  34. They look great, your large toe did a nice job haha

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  35. Very nice. I didn't even know there was such a thing as ACW skirmish gaming.

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  36. I like them all but I think that my preferred ones are the casualties !
    Very good poses: dynamic and realistic .

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  37. Fantastic Fran, they are just fantastic!
    Phil.

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  38. Excellent start! Last time I played ACW was with Airfix figures.

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  39. Plastic or not, those are very well painted! And I love American history and the civil war era.

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  40. These are excellent painted Fran! Ans so many different poses! That's what I really like!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  41. Good looking lot, these fellow! And a great unit to boot. I think you've picked well for your next project. I need to find a reason to paint and play some ACW myself.

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  42. They look good, Fran. Mounted on 2p for skirmish battles?

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  43. Nice work Fran... hey I just noticed that with the addition of these figs the number of posts labelled 28mm is 111 the emergency number for New Zealand... perhaps its a sign that you should be careful around ray as someone is going to get hurt (there's an excuse kick him)

    just joking great work

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  44. Nice work Fran, I must admit another period I like the look of.

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  45. Yeah, need some Rebs to fight those dirty Yanks. Another great book for the Western Theatre is "Shrouds of Glory" about Hood and the Franklin/Nashville campaign.
    -J

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  46. Really excellent paint job on those !

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  47. Nice Yankees Fran and its good to see the Fighting Irish

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  48. Great work, Fran, I'm quite a fan of Perry plastics...

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  49. A very good looking group. Have fun with them.

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  50. Those look great! You can't go wrong with Perry figs. Try "Brother Against Brother" rules.

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  51. Bloody good start to a fascinating period.Nice to see you've started with the right side...three cheers for the Union.

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  52. Very interesting project, Fran, and an excellent work!!!

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  53. These came out really good, Fran. Great job!

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  54. Looks great Fran! I think ACW is going to be very popular this year.

    Christopher

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  55. As I've said before, Francis,you do excellent miniature work. So much detail is put into each figurine. I like how the words are kinda curvy with the wave on the flags that the soldiers are carrying. You really captured the essence of the fallen soldiers, too.

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  56. Very nice. Interestingly I had dinner with an American Civil War figure sculpter, just the other night!

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