Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Returning to the War of 1812

 With Historicon in the books, it's time to return and finish up my War of 1812 Project.  The Fall In theme is the War of 1812 and it might be fun to run a linked set of games during the con.  Of course setting a deadline also forces me to actually complete stuff so that's part of the plan.  The first picture shows my 28mm War of 1812 forces in total (along with my Langton ships).

 I've completed 5, 36 figure US battalions and have 2 more primed and ready to go. The US forces are all figures from Knuckleduster and consist of 3 Regulars, 1 Rifle and 1 Militia.  The unpainted US forces are a battalion of Marines and Maryland Militia.  There is also a 12 figure unit of Mounted Kentucky Rifles that needs to be completed.

 Outside of command stands, the British are pretty much done and are mostly Perry figures with some Victrix metal heads for the Royal Marines.  The British force consists of 7 regular line infantry battalions, 1 unit of Canadian Rifles (Glengarry Lights) and a unit of Royal marines.  The British also have a small 12 figure unit of Light Dragoons and three artillery.
 More British battalions sneaking up on the US.


Lastly, here are the British Dragoons - these are Perry metals and they're wonderful models

I'm thinking about trying to run a game for Fall In but that might be tough given my son's robotic's schedule - we'll see how the next month or so plays out before making a final decision.  If I do go, I'm thinking of running a two part game - a naval battle that determines if one side receives reinforcements and then a land battle on the following day with the attacker being determined by the results of the naval battle.  Right now it's all talk but lets see....

8 comments:

DeanM said...

Fantastic collection, Miles. Maybe you need a 28mm sailing ship for your Marines too? :) Best, Dean

Ubique said...

I'm seriously jealous! Any change of a close up of the dragoons?

Regards,
Matt

Flags of War said...

Great work mate and nice flags as well.

jmilesr said...

I foolishly suggested to my wife that we should get some scale 28mm sailing ships that can be used for both decorations and gaming. Lets just say repeating her reaction would cause my blog to loose it's "all ages" description.

Flags of War - those flags should look good - most of them are yours

Miles

Curt said...

Wonderful collection, Miles! I have a small unit of those British dragoons and I agree with you, they are beautiful castings and a pleasure to paint.

Monty said...

Very impressive, Miles!

Ray Rousell said...

What a great looking collection Miles, they look excellent all together.

Thomas said...

Great looking miniatures, can't wait to see them in action!