Saturday 25 June 2016

Limbering up for ACW Black Powder!

More! More! I've painted more (More!) 6mm American Civil War stuff for Black Powder.

And here it is...



Now, you may be wondering, did I paint those just so I could make the lame pun in this post's title?

I couldn't possibly comment.

Monday 20 June 2016

More Federal Fellas

I'm back!

Hot on the trail of the artillery I posted about last time, here's some more to add to the slowly growing pile of 6mm Union forces for our planned Black Powder outing.

A brigade!

It's a second infantry brigade! I really needed one. With these, I now have something approaching an army that could play a game by itself, albeit a small one.

I've found more of a rhythm with these than I did the last time I did any painting of them, so motoring through some more should hopefully be pretty straightforward.

Just a short post... back to it then!

Wednesday 1 June 2016

The North Rises! Very, very slowly...

Right, I'm back again, strap in!

You may recall, if you've been avidly following this blog (and why on Earth wouldn't you be?) that as a group we started a 6mm American Civil War project an embarrassing amount of time ago.

It was then somewhat ruined by Pete secretly painting everything and rendering everyone else's efforts somewhat pointless. 

Still, we'd all bought the models, and Black Powder, our system of choice, is a good game. So when the ACW supplement came along for Black Powder, and Warlord sent us all a £10 voucher for not buying anything from them for a while, we leapt into action and immediately started bickering over what we should do next. Then we bought the book.

And a very nice book it is too!
It contains, amongst other things, some scenarios with worked out army lists. Pete is unavailable for weekend gaming throughout June, but we've agreed to tackle the first scenario, Wilson's Creek, on his return. 

This simply requires that we prepare Union forces of about five times the strength we had available the last time we played, so that should be no problem at all...

To that end, I've done these:

Boom! Bang! And so on!
Alright, these weren't hugely difficult, but I can now remember what colours I was using to paint these models, and we've got artillery now if nothing else.

It may very well be that we don't get everything done in time (but don't tell Pete). However, adding anything at all to this project is good, and there's no reason we can't play at least something with whatever forces we end up with.

So keep watching here to see what that is!