I have made a little progress with some work-in-hand as I recover from a short period of illness.
I flocked the bases of some French Napoleonic infantry.
Now they just need a tricolour.
I made an additional 4 free standing figures for rulesets that require skirmishers to be deployed out of close order.
En Avant Mes Enfants.
A battalion of Hanoverians await some white paint.
I have painted and based the first 5 units of Union troops from my recent purchase from Baccus.
The rules supplied by Baccus are Polemus and they recommend an infantry unit is modelled on a 60x30mm base.
I would want to use these same figures with other rulesets such as Longstreet or On To Richmond so I made each Polemus base out of three 20mm square bases magnetically attached to the 60x30 sub-base.
A 10 stand Longstreet unit would look like this.
Here's how they look flocked.
From behind you can see where I will place the unit name and any other markers required by various rulesets.
Finally, and Thankfully my recent Muddling About, making extra shelves, reboxing some figures and generally tidying up has allowed one of my 6x4 tables to be cleared enough for gaming.
Good flocking job you have done there.ReplyDelete
I did some experimenting with a 'puffer'.
I saw one of them on the Baccus stand and also a recommendation that this is how you get your static grass to stand upright.
I realised I had acquired one in a box of goodies and so I gave it a bash. You put some static grass in the puffer and puff it at your base covered in PVA.
I normally just stuff clumps of static grass onto the PVA, turn the base upside down and tap it with a screwdriver to remove the loose grass.
I can't really see the difference between the end results of the two systems and my method is quicker.
Nice paint jobs Jim. The ACW look great :)ReplyDelete
Not as neat as yours but they will do for me.
Great looking figures - great to hear you are moving forward health and hobby wise.ReplyDelete
I'll be happier when I have enough of them done to start testing out the rules.Delete
I'll be even happier if the forthcoming scan identifies a resolvable issue.
Glad to hear your feeling better , TonyReplyDelete
Me too Tony, me too!Delete
Good news and progress on all fronts ... and the fact that you have your wargames table available again is particularly good news!
All the best,
Just a bit of carpeting left to do and I can get the gang in for a game.Delete
Got the carpeting down one side of the table done today.Delete
Hopefully I'll get the other side done tomorrow but there is an awful lot of rugby on the TV.
Good work, and glad to see you enjoying your hobby, sir.ReplyDelete
Having been in the hobby for more than 50 years it would be a pity to give up now.
Very nice job, love the French infantry, great job on those!ReplyDelete
I popped a tricolour onto them last night so that's them ready for a purchaser.Delete