Saturday, 27 February 2016

From TamsinP - The Rest Of My 6mm Rebs (150 Points)

I did consider spreading this lot over several posts, but decided that that wouldn't be fair on our (Snow)Lord and Master so they're all presented in this one  - pic-heavy - post.

A few weeks ago I submitted 22 bases of Reb infantry and the artillery. This week you get the rest of the army - some Zouaves, the cavalry and the commanders. Here's a pic of everything in this submission to start you drooling.

"Good morning ladies and gentlemen. The flight attendants will now be distributing tissues for you to wipe up your saliva with"

Let us start with the cavalry:

All very nice, but has she been psycho-OCD enough to paint the buff collars?

Cripes! She has!
Well, not on all of them. Some of the troopers in grey jackets I decided not to paint the buff collars and cuffs. I'm not totally mad!

Of course, you have to have some dismounted cavalry as well:

And no ACW army is complete without some flamboyant and glamorous Zouaves in colourful uniforms:

Getting in close:

These are meant to represent the Maryland Guard Zouaves and the Louisiana Zouaves (not to be confused with their state compatriots, the Louisiana Tiger Zouaves). I didn't do all of the red trim on their jackets (or any of the black trim on the baggy trousers). Even I'm not crazy enough to do that in this scale.

An army also needs commanders:

I'll see your skewbalds...

...and raise you a piebald!

As with my Union army, I had a few spare cavalry figures which I've mounted singly to use as "PIP" markers, messengers or lower level commanders,:

Edit: forgot some pics!:

Now, working it out for points:
Mounted cavalry - 56 figures = 56 points
Dismounted cavalry - 28 foot and 12 horses = 20 points
Zouaves - 64 figures = 32 points
Commanders - 18 figures = 18 points
"PIP" markers - 7 figures = 7 points
Total = 133 points

As before, all figures are Baccus 6mm, who also supplied the flags on the commanders and Zouave bases.

I did mention that this completed my army (for now - I am a wargamer after all. And a megalomaniac to boot), so it would be remiss of me not to leave you with pics of the whole army together:

Not bad when you think these were all painted and based in a total of about 4 weeks.

*Wibble, wibble*

Ah, I was beginning to fret that we wouldn't see a proper point bomb from Tamsin before the end of the Challenge, but here she is with flags waving, literally. 

Jeez Louise, fantastic stuff Tamsin.
I've always admired your 6mm work and these don't disappoint. There is so much to like here. My particular favourites are the ragged lines of dismounted cavalry with their attendant groups of horse-holders and, of course, the colourful zouaves with their distinctive red kepis and baggy trousers. Absolutely wonderful paintwork - so very neat and clean. 
This submission has a base of 133 points but I'm going to top it up to 150 due to the attention to detail with the uniform facings, banners and the fiddly Zouaves.
Stonking work Ms. P!!


  1. Stunning work Tamsin. I love the Zouaves, they look seriously awesome.

  2. Very nice looking Reb force! Like Lee said the Zouaves are especially great!

  3. Cracking work on such small figures.

  4. Well done Tamsin, it's a fantastic work!
    baggy trousers, baggy trousers??? it's a Madness;-)
    have nice games with them.

    All the best.


  5. You have certainly built a fine collection...very nice

  6. Excellent, what an impression they make all together at the end. You must be very pleased with the result if not a little mind bent


    1. Ian... We know she is that already without the painting!

  7. Lovely army, Tamsin! They really look nice arrayed together! Now you'll no doubt be taking to the ACW battlefields with the Northern force from last year very soonish. ;)

  8. Wow - that's a great looking rebel army. Stunning work. What rules will you use with them and the Union counterparts?

    You know the La Zouaves had pinstriped pants - that shouldn't be so hard to do in 6mm

  9. You ain't just whistling Dixie are you Miss! Great bunch of Rebs, but I like the Zoaves best of all.

  10. More brilliant stuff. Congrats on completing the army

  11. They're just so damned tiny - how on earth can any human being do this...? Magnificent effort, Tamsin, I am truly amazed!

  12. It really is your fault. I see these and I know when the challenge ends I will just have to repaint all my 6mm ACW stuff. Inspiring.

  13. Smashing entry. The detail at this scale is brilliant - the zouaves are especially nice.

  14. Tamsin, this is truly awesome! I am actually flabbergasted at the level of detail you are able to put on these mini-mini's! My favourite pictures must be the ones of the entire force assembled for battle this really does capture the feel of an army before it's to go into the fray.

  15. Terrific looking army and the basing is very well done.

  16. @ Curt - thanks! Not quite a points bomb compared to past entries of mine, but it probably counts as one for 6mm! The infantry submission a few weeks ago was definitely a points bomb though.
    I had fun painting the Zouaves, even with the fiddly details - the colourful uniforms certainly makes all the difference in that respect (and the lack of cross belts) when compared to the rather drab colours of the rest of them.
    Thanks for the extra points :)

    @ Lee - cheers! :)

    @ Samuli - thanks! :)

    @ Russ - cheers! :)

    @ Greg - thanks! :)

    @ Gilles - merci! Ah, Madness - great band :)

    @ DaveD - thanks! I'm sure the collection will continue to grow :)

    @ Ian - cheers! I'm very pleased with them (and to have finished both armies to the point where I can play with them - once I've painted some terrain of course). :)

    @ David B - thanks! The group shots definitely show off the mass effect of 6mm perfectly :)

    @ Miles - cheers! I'll be starting with the Polemos rules from Baccus as I already have them, but will be looking at other rules at some point :)
    As for those stripy panted Louisiana Tiger Zouaves, maybe one day when I have completely cracked ;)

    @ Christopher - thanks! :)

    @ Peter - cheers! Who doesn't like Zouaves? :)

    @ Martin - thanks! It's nice to have projects come to completion. Until I decide to add to them, naturally :)

    @ Evan - cheers! Why does everyone think that 6mm figures are so difficult to paint? They're actually quite easy - unless you decide to try painting all the tiny details ;)

    @ Clint - that's right, blame me! ;)

    @ Jamie - cheers! The detail is amazing - how they manage to sculpt so much on them is astonishing :)

    @ Sander - thanks! I don't necessarily paint all the detail that is on the sculpt [but do sometimes paint detail that isn't sculpted, like the rank insignia on the collars] :)

    @ John - cheers! I can thank Ian for how I do the basing as I borrowed his method :)

  17. Absolutely fantastic! I want!

  18. Excellent work Tamsin! These Rebs certainly will put the fear into their enemies hearts with their rebell yell.

  19. @ Francis - cheers! :)

    @ Barks - thanks! Can't have - mine! ;)

    @ Moiterei - thanks! I have heard a rumour that my bluebellies have bulk ordered earplugs ;)