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Thursday, 20 July 2017

The VMI. Cadets.....

 Well progress has been slow since my last post, I suppose its a combination of good weather, other distractions and other issues. All wargamers hit a wall now and again, for some that is the end of their hobby and they move on to other things, such as a new job, a partner or golf. God forbid.
 For me, hopefully its a hiccup on the way. I think its too late to discover a new hobby, I've invested far too much life into the 'thing', and the 'thing'  has tended to take over at times. Anyway, I'm pleased to say I have completed this unit, the Virginia Military Institute Cadets. Another eclectic choice, but to be fair Redoubt Miniatures made a decent fist of sculpting this unit.
 I am half way through the 79th New York Volunteers, resplendent in tartan and such frippery.At least this unit had a lengthy war record.Again Redoubt sculptured a decent figure, and any unit wearing epaulettes and beards is a must in my eyes.
 John and I have finally mastered Picketts Charge and I think we understand the rules well enough to have a great game with them. My painting progress will stop again as I travel to a wedding of a friend and grab a holiday at the same time, so life interferes in my aim to complete these two armies sooner rather than later. Hopefully the enforced break will give me the necessary kick up the Khyber I clearly require.
 I have checked just how many units I have painted for this project, and was surprised when I found I had painted 43 infantry regiments, not counting skirmishers and such like.One would have thought as I got older I would have put a bit of planning into a wargames project and not just put my head down and lash the paint on, who says older and wiser? Now then where's my suntan cream?



21 comments:

  1. Robbie,Fantastic!! 43 units in your army(so far??)-slow down ,man,you'll wear yourself out!
    johnc(william)

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    1. John sorry about the delay in replying, Ive been away. Your right I might just have worn myself out. .

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  2. All those units will look really impressive when on the tabletop. Will they be making an appearance at Shildon show this year?

    I should Ask William Coutts if the Westerhope WG will be at the show too?

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    1. It will depend on the date etc Roy.

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    2. Sunday 15th October

      * Dave Docherty is doing Sudan in 28mm.
      * Redcar Ironbeards are putting on a game, but don't know what yet.
      * Andrew Wylie will probably be there with his 28mm Spaghetti Western.
      * Catterick Garrison were there last year with Games Workshop, so may come back.

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    1. Thanks Neil, they are nice castings.

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  4. Fine looking regiment of cadets, Robbie! Some of the Redoubt figures look a little long in the face. Good work on the guns and crew too. Are they Redoubt as well?

    Forty-three regiments? Man, that is getting to be a sizable collection!

    Regarding project planning and the best laid plans, well, many of us could write a book on that topic.

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    1. Jonathan, the only time I ever planned a project was when I wanted to refight Leipzig. I completed the units, but never ever fought the battle? How does that work.

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  5. Forty three units you say...

    ...at least one of every kind of zouave and one unit of those lancer chaps perhaps?

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    1. I thought about Rush's lancers then opted for those Butterfly chaps instead. I must admit I have just purchased some more zouave castings.

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  6. Wow attractive looking units!

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    1. Thanks Dave, Grey is the new black, I think.

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  7. 43! Come on man, you're slacking! Pretty impressive rate of progress there Robbie!

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    1. Ive hit a bit of a wall at the moment Colin, and am struggling to complete the damned thing.

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  8. They look great,43 regiments! ? Time for another project then!
    Best Iain

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    1. Iain, The next project has got to be clearing my decks somewhat.

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  10. Very nice. It will be great to see all the units on table.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

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