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Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Reports of my Death have been Greatly Exaggerated.

Just to prove I'm not hanging from some tree, I have just completed two more regiments in my ACW project. The Union chaps have come out rather well, and are my interpretation of the Mozart Regiment, a New York unit sponsored by a theatre! I had to include them in my eclectic collection.


The rebel regiment is the final unit for the Mississippian brigade. These were bought from Peter, a close friend of Jim Sweeney who kindly let me have them. I touched them up to make them compatible with my own troops. In the background of both units is the expanded Headquarters for both armies. I 'had' to paint up some more accessories for the camp scenes.
My 'observations' about what happens after a wargamer shifts his mortal coil brought some interesting! comments, but it also brought a great post on Jonathan Freitag's excellent blog, Palouse Wargaming Journal. He was also able to articulate far better than me about when does a wargamer stop collecting, and instead simply just use their toys in games instead. And there's the rub for me, I think it was the late great Peter Young that mentioned a wargamer who collects armies from many periods is mad [ paraphrased by me] it is a madness, but an enjoyable type of insanity. So SYW battles this weekend.



9 comments:

  1. What you need is an injection of fun wargaming amongst friends. that being the case you'll overdoes this weekend my friend.
    Nice figures by the way as well.

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    1. Paul,
      Im not certain an injection is what I need,but it should be an entertaining weekend.

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  2. Very nice you must have more than me now!

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  3. Very pleased to see a rebound! Collecting many armies is not madness, it is opportunity!

    More fine looking regiments for your quickly growing ACW project. I really like the look of the Federals in their blue greatcoat. Looks smart and fast to paint.

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    1. If collecting many armies is madness then I am a complete and utter psychiatric nut job.

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  4. Cracking paint job Robbie-I look on in envy!!-You'd be welcome any time at the Westerhope Wargames Group.
    johnc(william)

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  5. Lovely looking troops and I'm glad that A,you've snapped out of it and B,I'm too far away for you to punch! Oh and plastic landsknechts, teaser on warlords site not far off, you'll have finished all this ACW stuff by then!
    Best Iain

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

Smoggycon 2013

Smoggycon 2013
Smoggycon 2013

Smoggycon 2012

Smoggycon 2012
Smoggycon 2012

Smoogycon 2009

Smoogycon 2009
My French getting another beating