Saturday, 2 July 2022

ACW Command Figures

I already have quite a few ACW command stands, but was gifted a couple of extra mounted generals from David B, thank you David finally got round to painting them up. Regular followers will have seen me create command bases which are designed to fit within a regular infantry unit allowing you to split the unit, this gives flexibility and allows larger battles if desired.  The next evolution of this approach is to make some of these bases but allow the standard to be changed so that occasionally when required specific famous regiments/units can be represented.

Here are the first couple
And with the standards removed, they are magnetic and very solid when in place.

Of course they are useable as they are and will hopefully see some action soon, i can’t promise to produce a huge range of options but I have my eye on a few possible ideas which I will mull over. I could also replace the standard with a suitably generic officer figure which would work just as well.

Anyway that’s it for now

Hopefully some gaming this weekend 🙂


26 comments:

  1. A clever idea there, Matt - when you mentioned removable standards, I thought you meant you could swap the actual flags! The separate standard bearers with magnatised bases is a great idea!

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    1. Thanks Keith I did try the removable flag once but that didn’t work too well.

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  2. Great command stands and a very neat idea to have removable standard bearers:).

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  3. A very good use of the gift there Matt, a lot less fiddly than inserting a flag pole through the figures hands each time too.

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    1. Thanks Phil, I may try to do some similar ones for the AWI sometime ?

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  4. Very nicely done sir! Hope the game with George goes well. Need to get ‘ooop north again before too long.
    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt, George introduced me to the delights of War and Conquest, hopefully more to come in the future

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  5. Fine additions to the collection! Looking forward to seeing what you and George are tackling at the table.

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  6. Lovely looking command!
    Best regards

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  7. lovely. Been a while since we got the ACW out. hope you had a good weekend

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    1. or even a good holiday, can' blame spell checker on that one

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    2. Thanks Martin, yes more ACW in the future. Holiday was great 👍

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  8. They look great Matt and a nice idea. Looking forward to the next AAR.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence next game is away at George’s playing War and Conquest then hopefully AWI sunny evening

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  9. Glad you could make use of them Matt. Fine additions to the army!

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    1. Thanks YOU David for the kind donation to my lead mountain 👍

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  10. They work really well Matt…
    All the best. Aly

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  11. Good idea to swap the figures and not just the flag. Though I’ve never been to concerned if the units are carrying flags that are 100% correct. 😀

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  12. Cracking job, beautiful command stands!

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