Saturday 16 July 2016

Horse Trading

Or something. Sometimes I feel compelled to try to come up with a joke title where none is available.


As I've been banging on about recently, my little group of gamers is planning to play the first scenario from Glory Hallelujah, the American Civil War supplement for Black Powder.

The game is planned for tomorrow, after Joy of Six, so it's convenient that I've finished the models I
need to supply for the game!

Here they are...

The cavalry! The Wilson's Creek scenario gives the Union a single, tiny, cavalry unit, so here it is.


We also need more commanders, so I'm providing two of them:


Glory Hallelujah lets you use commanders on foot... but I don't have any models for that, so I'll be sticking with mounted ones for now.

Oh! Also, I painted some skirmishers for use when changing formations with my infantry regiments. This is them, here:


The Wilson's Creek scenario will be interesting. As the Union force we'll be outnumbered, and the Confederates have a flank attack. However, we can send a brigade to attack the enemy from the rear, so we should be able to achieve something with that - at least use it to prevent a total whitewash!

Tune in next time to see how that works out for us...

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Stating the obvious

More tiny American Civil War stuff!

Pete is now painting Confederates, which will be useful as someone for me to fight.

However, Kieron and Wes appear to be letting the side down.

So, we're stepping down our plans a little. We were intending to tackle the first scenario in Glory Hallelujah. However, the Black Powder rulebook contains a smaller ACW scenario, which we can manage with the forces we have models for. So, I need to get these painted by the 17th.

First step: infantry!

State Troops!

Federal Troops!

The state troops (can't remember which states, or be bothered to check. This blog is free, what do you want?) are intended to allow me to pick out units that have different attributes. This was going to be important for the Battle of Wilson's Creek, which we're now not doing yet. Ho hum.

Anyway! Since the scenario needs a picket which starts the game in skirmish formation, I think I have enough infantry!

I still need more commanders, and some cavalry. That should be doable though...