I painted up a couple of units using the Wargames Factory Infantry offering. I bought a few of these in days gone bye and inherited a few more when my best mate passed away so they lay gathering dust for a while.
Monday, 28 June 2021
Sunday, 16 May 2021
Here's an EPIC ACW Cavalry unit, mounted, using Kallistra 12mm figures, four bases of 5 figures making 20 figures for a full sized Cavalry Regiment. Each base is nominally 60mm by 20mm but mine are cut down to 55mm by 20mm which minimises gaps between bases particularly on Infantry Regiments.
Sunday, 18 April 2021
In my last post I mentioned the left flank figure on the command strip whose rifled musket projects over the end of the stand when they have been clipped to 55mm and can interfere with the placement of a neighbouring stand.
You can see it here:
It is not as if I haven't been busy but I feel as if I haven't got much done. Life has been full of home decorating issues, new gas boiler, X-Ray visits, ECGs, Vaccination visits and a Birthday to boot.
I have got somethings done and here they are.
Kallistra 12mm Confederate Cavalry, mounted. I bought 2 packs and borrowed a few figures from a command pack giving me two cavalry units, 20 strong each and foot command figures left over for £15. Go compare that with the Warlord price. Maybe slightly heavy on the yellow facings and lace but they are what they are. I have clipped the Warlord 60mm wide bases down to 55mm.
Flags, gravel, flock, static grass and tufts will follow in due course.
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
I have some information on suggested unit sizes for those of us who are (or will be) painting furiously.
Infantry Regular 5 stands default setting
Infantry Large 7 stands
Infantry Small 3 stands
Infantry Tiny 1 stand
Cavalry Regular 4 stands default setting
Cavalry Small 2 stands
Artillery 4 gun 2 stands
Artillery 6 gun 3 stands
This will reduce my perceived requirement to purchase additional command strips or construct them with alternative figures.
Saturday, 6 March 2021
Monday, 15 February 2021
I have in my possession a large army belonging to an old friend of mine who now lives out of town (very far). I have offered to rebase this army to a satisfactory standard as it is 40+ years old and most of the basing is sad and tired and in some cases biodegrading. A few of the figures were also succumbing to lead rot so they were whittled out, a few were repaired to keep unit numbers up.
I'll let the pictures show the scope of the collection.
This is a work-in-progress with several more boxes worth of figures to process as well as things like missing/loose spears to sort, tufts and static grass to apply and storage boxes to fit.
I hope to play a few solo games to test out bits of this collection against some of my own and also a set of rules which I largely keep in my head.
Och, it was easy. Just place a based figure in a tray of cold water for a day or two, take it out and use needle nosed pliers to rip off the old base, easy if its cardboard, harder if it is wood, file base of figure if it is not flat, scrape away any remains of old glue or scenic material/flock/static grass. Repair/reglue any loose spears/javelins/shields. Glue figure to new base and leave to dry/harden. Lightly sculp ready mixed plaster over base to level of figure base, taper slightly to base edge, score gentle depressions from front to back simulating sand ripples leaving flat area near rear of base for marker tab and leave to dry. Glue marker tab to base. Paint entire base a golden sand colour, two coats if necessary. When dry highlight raised areas with a light sand colour and then edges of base with a dark brown colour. Use a lining pen to add unit number to tab. Repeat 700 or 800 times.
MDF bases by Warbases.