Monday, 30 September 2013

28mm ACW Foundry Confederate Cavalry and If Facebook existed during The American Civil War?

These 28mm Confederate boys are mine and are from Foundry Miniatures and were a joint venture between myself and Battleaxe Painting Service (Ray and Postie) back in the good old days, I'm working on some 2 page ACW skirmish rules adapted from some Postie used for an French-Indian wargame we had a while back!

I'm trying to remember what unit this is.........?  

 






......and if Facebook existed during the American Civil War?








........and don't forget Chris has a giveaway over at Wargamer's Odds and Ends which ends on October the 7th!




84 comments:

  1. A big anaconda with your name on it - where else would you see that?
    Figures look great!

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  2. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play???

    Great looking cavalry there!

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  3. Ace looking cavalry mate. These FB exchanges always makes me chuckle when I read them.

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  4. I saw Lincoln movie last week. I love your Facebook series posts Fran. Actually CSA would have been lot better. USA could use CSA like Guatanamo Bay and could push all convicts ie racists and supremacists to CSA and we could make fun of them like Australia :)
    CSA warriors of statesrights and property ownership and property means all those brought in chains and ones came in boat not mayflower but other boats and who came looking for jobs ie Asians, chinikies and landowners ie injuns - CSA paradise on earth for "some".

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    1. Don't forget the Irish. We built New York, Chicago, the railroads from the East to the Mid West and they put signs up saying: "No dogs, No Negroes, No Irish". They worked our men till they died and we lived in slums.

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    2. My beef is this,
      Ok, it happened but some folks till today call it as "states rights".
      Recently I had a discussion with British and she mentioned that they don't read about colonialism in textbooks because it would be totally irrelevant? Really?
      So, in future if someone says "british India " had boards that would read "no dogs and Indians allowed" the guy can respond "yes, British loved Indians like cats, so cute right?"

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  5. Nice looking troops Fran and I'm betting you're missing those days with Ray. Sure and the rest of us miss the banter as well.

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    1. You misunderstood me Fran. Of course I meant we all miss you two being silly with each other here. Things aren't the same without your bromance!

      Read the sentence out loud and you'll hear how I meant it.

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  6. Can't remember what the troops are either?? I though it was a generic flag, so you can call them whatever you want?? Git!

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    1. The flag Looks like The First National Flag,(final Version, the star in the middle and the rest should Count to 13 in total)
      http://www.civilwarvirtualmuseum.org/1861-1862/battle-of-wilsons-creek/cs-1st-national-flag.php

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    2. So...you could add another flag which would Name the unit and Bingo :-D
      Nice looking unit btw.

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    3. Thanks a lot Paul and get bent Ironsides!

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  7. Nice figures Fran. Funny Facebook skit, but a bit of a ticklish subject if you're an American, I'll bet.

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  8. lovely job, Fran, love the blues and the horses!

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  9. Great looking rebels, Fran! Ready to ride around the Army of the Potomac? On your mark...

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  10. Great work on the confederates. Thanks for the fb skit, made me chuckle!

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  11. Great looking figures Fran

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  12. Nice work, General. The rider on the right flank yawning is my choice of "Troop of the Day!"

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  13. All back to states rights haha and great job too

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  14. I love those Facebook scenarios people make. That was one of the better ones. Abe Lincoln was such a badass. You know that movie about him being a vampire hunter was a biopic.

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    1. I did see it, he had an interesting life!

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  15. Most amusing , I like these facebook thingies :-)

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  16. Very cleanly painted and based - they look great. Dean

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  17. Great looking bunch of Rebs Fran!

    Christopher

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  18. Great looking Confederates Fran, with splendid poses, and funny Facebook posts!!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  19. I almost missed this post. Nice one Fran. If you do any ACW skirmish with the rejects drop me a line if you want me there. (Or not if you don't). I could see this going Big at my club now the plastics are about. Trying not to get instantly sidetracked onto something new. But inspired none the less.

    All the best Mate.

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  20. Very nice looking. Good work!

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  21. Great cavalry and nice FB - very nice ;)

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  22. Nice miniatures and the paint job is good. And the correct term is Secesh.

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  23. Very nice figures, Fran. The round bases are a great idea.

    And that FB is superb!

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  24. Great minis, have you seen the Movie the Confederate states of America, its a what if the south won the war, very funny

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  25. I'm with Paul, just an early flag of the CSA. I would go with Nathan Bedford Forrest and his lot.

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  26. What's the guy in the front drinking?

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  27. I could have learned so much like this..

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  28. Excellent Facebook stuff. The figures look great too, and on the right side!!!!

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  29. Plays are the worst - ha ha!!

    These are so funny!

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  30. Great "facebook" banter, I love it !

    As for the troops ("I'm trying to remember what unit this is.........?"), Ray told me to tell you that they're called "Cavalry"

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  31. Nice Rebs Fran! Send me a copy of the rules when you get them done.

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  32. I loooove these fbook things so much, I think you should keep 'em coming and then eventually maybe make a book out of them.

    ...do you take suggestions? I think Little Big Horn would be a good 'un.

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  33. Hahaha - I remember seeing one for the Nazis once. Bloody stupid of course but you couldn't help laughing at modern spotty little 'erbert lingo doing a shorthand narration of history via Facebook! Of course most Facebook users of that generation wouldn't have a farkin' clue (in my crabby Old Fart view) Love your Foundry Reb cav too - yeeeehaaa!!!

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  34. Not sure what regiment that is, but great collaboration on those soldiers! Facebook for history is probably the only way that some social media addicts can learn it, but for us it's great entertainment.

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  35. I wonder if someone will do a FB conversation regarding the US's current predicament. That would be pretty funny.

    Love the blue, makes them stand out.

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  36. Thhat facebook page is hilarious! Excellent find! Oh and yes the figures are excellent painted!

    Greetings
    Peter

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