Sunday, 8 April 2018

On to Richmond Part Three.......

The enthusiasm on the brushes is holding just ! and I have pushed on with the ACW Federal Forces. Units 4 & 5 have arrived from the Recruiting Office. I have deliberately introduced a tiny bit of variability into these.
The newly recruited units and a Brigade Commander
Out of interest I have started to magnetise the state/regimental colour enabling me in the future to swop things around, the figures are simply placed on 1 pence pieces and a magnet sunk in the base , this fits easily with my basing style and works fine on the 40 mm square bases I am using. It is barely noticeable when the figure is in place πŸ™‚

I am inevitably slowing down......but hope to complete a Union Cavalry Regiment. I have also picked up a couple of ‘reasonably’ priced painted units which with some touching up should fit very well with the force so far. Gearing up for a battle soon....

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  1. Lovely job Matt, I do like the idea of the magnetic basing too.

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    1. Thanks Michael I am almost obsessed with get flexibility from units πŸ™‚

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  2. Excellent progress there Matt, just dandy.

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    1. Thanks Phil nice to see a project gradually taking form πŸ™‚

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  3. First rate painting productivity! That is a clever idea regarding the basing of regimental standard bearer. You are thinking ahead!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan happy with the progress so far. I’ve had plenty of time to think as I paint away. You’ll be please to know I have managed to get out on my bike as well...πŸ™‚

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  4. Clever and beautilly done!

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    1. Thanks Phil ........clever might be giving me too much credit but it seems to work out πŸ™‚

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  5. On to Richmond. Great set of rules for the Civil War. I started civil war gaming with Stars & Bars. Talk about taking forever to fight a battle. Great post looking forward to read more.

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    1. Thanks Gary .....not a Rule set I have used actually. We were looking at either Black powder or possibly some home grown rules πŸ€”

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  6. Great looking unit, your steaming through these,youll need to start a new period soon!
    Best Iain

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  7. Nice looking units again! Are going to do the CSA too? That magnet is clever, is that do you can swap regimental colors? Seems to be going above and beyond for details.

    You’re really plowing through these units! Awesome !

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  8. Great looking Union troops, Matt. The unit colors swap out is a great idea.

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