Sunday, March 23, 2008

25mm AWI navy

I few years ago after I got my AWI armies where I wanted them I decided to add a navy. Below are the shots of some resin ships, and some home made. Looking at them now I see a lot more details I want to add. Consider this another future remodeling project!

A pre-made resin ship painted for my British forces.

The shot below had 1 Old Glory ship and 2 I made out plastic boats from an old kids game called pirates.

This is a small set I bought from The Wargames Room.

This is my largest ship, its about 2 and a half feet in length. I made this out out of balsa and resin decks from Eureka miniatures.

A better shot of the ship I made from the pirates game.

The life boat from the big ship

The second modified 'pirates' ship

Sunday, March 16, 2008

25mm ACW Photographer with POWs

Here is a small "extra" I am working on. I took the Fenlon Gettysburg POWs and added another stand to the mix. Old Glory's photographer, I used an additional civilian as a photographers assistant. Ill be adding another stand of POWs and one of Federal guards.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

25mm AWI

Here is a blast from the past. A while back I had posted a pic I doctored of a Revolutionary War table. This was a set up from about 5 years ago when I lived in Manhattan and the 6X4 table took up most of my living space. It's collection of about 650 minis and is a mix of Perry, Foundry and Old Glory. I think I'm going to go back through this collection to upgrade the flags and bases. I will never build armies of this size with single mounted minis again!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Cold Wars 08

I made the trip down to Lancaster for Cold Wars this weekend. Hurricane force winds and rain was a great trip! I had never made it to this conference before but I will certainly be booking my room for next year. There were some really beautiful tables and collections and the array of games was impressive. Here are some shots of the items I picked up. With Sash and Saber's 50% off sale Ill be painting ACW minis for quite a while.

I was only able to get one shot of a game that caught my eye. It was ACW, I thought the table was set up quite nicely. I think when it comes to Civil War tables, the more fences the better!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Here is an Old Glory Supply Wagon painted in regulation federal supply colors. I added some extra bits inside and the canvass cover supports. The pic is, as always, less then spectacular!

Below is a close up of the wagon contents. I plan to paint up about 3 or 4 more of these. You can never have long enough baggage trains!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Additional Battalion Commanders

I am out pf 25mm ACW minis! I have gotten down to the random bits and spare officers. I made 2 more Federal officers stands and 2 CS outof the left overs. As always I must apologize for the poor image quality. Sadly I have yet to upgrade my camera! Below is General Asboth of the Western Theater. Below that, another 'yet to be named' officer.

I am heading off to Cold Wars this Friday so I expect to have plenty more to paint soon enough.

The 2 CS command stands were made from left over figures and 2 single mounted officers I had lying around.

The one below is a mix of old Glory and Redoubt. Next up is the commander of my 4th CS Battalion. This officer is an old style Old Glory figure. Judging by the casualties he's obviously in the thick of the fight!

Lastly, my friend and fellow gamer launched a blog recently showcasing his collections and newly constructed wargame room! Take a look as Lord Ashram's House of War. Featuring 25mm Nappies, 15mm ACW, and much more to come...

Dogs of War

After reading up on Civil War mascots, and being a proud bulldog owner...

I decided to add a dog to each of my ACW forces. Below is General Asboth with "York" and below that "Grace" with an officer of the 1st Maryland Artillery.