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.
War of 1812: US Marines and Naval Gun Crew Completed
Some more progress on my War of 1812 project as I managed to complete both a 36 figure US Marine unit and a Naval gun crew along with a 24lb gun (well not really...)
All of the figures are from Knuckleduster and I enjoy painting them.
Here's a close up of the Marines. Both US and British Marines didn't carry colors into battle as they were either borne by the ship they came from or left in the barracks. The uniforms had gold piping and buttons and these gentlemen will definitely stand out on the table top.
Here's a close up of the Joshua Barney. I've based him as a leader (hence the larger round base). I'm very happy with how he came out. The base is a bit bare so I'm thinking of adding a split rail fence and some other details.
A close up of the Naval Gun crew and their trusty 24 lbr. Well it isn't really a naval gun, it's really and Old Glory casting of unknown pedigree that I found in my lead pile and have pressed into service. It's a bit bigger than the rest of the guns so that says 24lbr to me! I really like how one of the figures is using his pistol's flint to fire the cannon - very charecterful figures.
Here's the 2 armies as they stand. Nine completed British Battalions and eight US plus some calvary and artillery for both sides.
Next up on the painting queue are some mounted Kentucky rifles (with dismounted figures) to the right and another 36 figure Maryland militia unit for the US. I also have some Victrix metals for the British command stands and three artillery limbers. All of this is in anticipation of hosting a game at Fall-In so I'll need to get to play testing in a few weeks.