Monday, 15 December 2014

From ClintB - 28mm ACW Union Infantry (60 Points)

Here we have 12 American Civil War Perry plastic miniatures in 28mm. These are the first Perry Plastics I have tried and I must say they went together well despite me having more thumbs than fingers. I have no delusions about creating a huge mass of these as I want to try out the rules "Songs of Drums and Shakos" (and before you say anything I do realize they are Napoleonic skirmish rules).


Each mounted single as befits a skirmish set of rules on 25mm MDF Bases. They are not intended to be any particular regiment but generic troops as I want to keep any games flexible. As all the troops come in a variety of  poses and wear a variety of uniforms I have attempted to give them a campaign look with different hats and patches on some of the clothes. When I do some "Rebs" I will take that further.


But for now 12 single based Union Infantry with no flags, drums or any other paraphernalia. Just standard generic troops. Nothing more.


From Curt:
These Damn Yankees look wonderful Clint. I really like how vibrant your colours are for both their uniforms and basing - they'll stand out very nicely on the tabletop. I'm about to use 'A Song of Drums and Shakos' for my 1812 Retreat collection so we'll have to exchange notes on our experiences. I have high hopes as the rules look quite interesting.

30 comments:

  1. You did a bang up job on these Clint! The soldier with the patches on his britches really adds to the look of men on a hard battlefield.

    Lovely basing as well!

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    1. Thank you Anne. More of these to come. And Cav as well)

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  2. Nice and bright. I like them a lot. Great job. cheers

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    1. Thank you Kiwi. They did not seem quite so bright when Painting them, maybe the flash did the job.

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    1. Thank you Martin as I said in Annes comment More to come of these. Rebs next time.

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  4. I always like your style and you do not disapoint

    Ian

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    1. Very kind of you to say so Ian. Very kind indeed.

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  5. Nicely done Clint. Are you sure about your target? At this rate you'll blast through it.

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    1. Thanks Tams. I am only chasing "Pure" Points so IF I enter a bonus round the target will raise.

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  6. Very nice - the unifying blue allows the different pieces on each figure to still come together as a whole rather than just individuals. Lovely depth to the blue.

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    1. Thank you Tea urn. I know a few people that should have your name.

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  7. Nicely painted, with the campaigning feel to the miniatures. They certainly do look soldiers on campaign.

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    1. Cheers Roy. I HOPE to make the Rebs more ragged.

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  8. A great (and ragged) unit. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks Juan The rebs may turn out more ragged IF the idea works in practice, I know it works on larger models.

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  9. They look very good, Clint! The individuality you gave them lends well to their forthcoming skirmish. I like the blanket rolls appearing non uniform. And the variance in dress. Gives them a veteran well worn look!

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    1. I might have overdone the red blankets. But too late now.Thanks David

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  10. Nice one Clint. I really like your basing method. I'll be interested to see your thoughts on SoDaS. We've tried them and they didn't work so well for us.

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    1. Cheers Millsey. Songs is not intended for ACW as you know and the games mighty be too quick for club players used to struggling tor 6-7 hours. But I have High hopes for them.

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  11. I could see how ACW skirmish would offer a lot of interesting scenario possibilities. You're off to a great start here--looking forward to seeing the Rebs!

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    1. Thanks David Rebs before too long. But I have Mahdist troops first. But the rebs should be a quick paint.. Think I can probably do 12 in 2 or 3 days.

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  12. Nice work on these, I like that they haven't come straight from the cleaners. Doesn't Ganesha make a ACW variant called '61 - '65 or something like that?

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  13. Lovely vibrant figures Clint. Already said above, but the patches on the trews are a nice touch.

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