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!


  1. Hooray! We have artillery!

    I suppose I'd better get my finger out, we have uppity secessionists to crush.

    Mine eyes have seen the glory...etc...

  2. Excellent, hope the scenario goes well.

  3. Bravo! Now crack on with the other 30000 troops....