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.
The picture to the left shows the latest additions to my 6mm ACW collection - A full Confederate Division on the right and a full Union division on the left. These are Baccus figures and were purchased as Army packs. I also completed 15 artillery limbers and have another 16 to complete. I put the limbers way in the back so you can't see the "quick" paint job. A single color for the horses, another for the limber and the a wash of GW Baddab Black to bring out the traces and details. Not that good from 3 inches away but serviceable from 2 feet. Lastly, you can see the defensive works I posted about earlier.
I did get a new book for Christmas - Col Nick Lipscombe's "Peninsular War Atlas". What a beautiful book. While a bit pricey, ($70.00) both the text and maps are very well done. There's also a fantastic appendix with all sorts of detailed orders of battle and such. Of course having this book means that my hobby will be returning to Napoleonics at some point in the near future. I highly recommend this book if your interested in the period.
My next project will be some of the new "Uncivil War" 28mm figures from Architects of War that I got for Christmas. They're very cool - but that's another post.