This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
I've made a good bit of progress on my 6mm ACW armies. The Union force of seven infantry brigades (each with four regiments), two calvary brigades and a bunch of artillery are mostly completed - I just need to attach some flags. The Confederate force is still being painted and is about 2/3's complete.
I decided to set up what I had painted to do a few run through with the black powder rule set. I apologize that the terrain is so sparse, I need to add a lot of woods sections, but it's good enough for a trial game. The road sections also need to be dressed up a bit.
Here's a close-up of two of the union brigades. While I'll always prefer 28mm, there is something to the mass-effect one gets with large 6mm armies. I don't really paint a lot of detail on the figures, but it seems to work.
The last photo is of two Confederate brigades defending a hill, with 3 artillery batteries in support. I have some limbers built and awaiting painting which will be completed in the next week or so. The Confederate bases need to be sceniced also, but that's a pretty quick project. I should have all the mini's completed in the next two weeks.
Any suggestions for acceptable (and cheap) 1/300 or 6mm scale trees to make forrest scetions out of would be greatly appreciated.