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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Challenge Day 55 - Smurfs

Quick WIP update on the NSL panzer grenadiers:

All the detailing is done! That just leaves varnishing and basing for a truly massive (well, compared to my other entries this year) points bomb on Saturday. I should get the matt varnishing done tonight; I'll put gloss varnish on the visors tomorrow when I get home from the club.







6mm ACW Union Infantry

My twelfth entry this year comprised 8 bases of 6mm ACW Union infantry, each base with 24 figures in line and 4 skirmishers out ahead. These netted me 112 points. All figures and the flags are from Baccus 6mm.



These were painted in two batches, so there are slight differences as I was re-learning how to paint in 6mm. Also, the last time I painted 6mm ACW I was using Revell AquaColor paints but have since switched to Vallejo.


First Batch:









Second Batch:











For those who want to know the paints used:

Jacket and kepis - Intense Blue
Trousers - Deep Sky Blue
Hats, belts, cartridge pouches etc - Black
Flesh - Flat Flesh
Wood - Flat Earth
Hair - German Camo Medium Brown
Bread bag - Stone Grey
Canteen cover - Pale Blue
Bread bag strap and drum skin - Off White
Drum - Intense Blue, Vermillion
Musket barrel - Natural Steel
Belt buckles, cap badges, flagstaff finials - Gold



8 comments:

  1. Those ACW troops look good on those bases. What rules will you use with them?

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  2. Thats an impressive rate of effort in the last few days - watch out Alan!

    I REALLY love your 6mm troops. While I am not an ACW gamer, what really stands out is your figure arrangement and basing. Your use of extra large bases to enable dioramic positioning really gives them a very dynamic feel. Really inspiring stuff for our 6mm ECW WIP. I have a mate who does something similar in Napoleonics and mixes up his units in lines and Columns. In massed deployment they look fantastic:

    http://tinytanks3mm.blogspot.com/2015/01/cancon-2015-6mm-napoleonics.html

    Loving the progress updates - keep 'em coming!

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  3. Apart from the brilliant painting I am flabbergasted at the shear amount of output you manage to produce. You must be one mean painting machine! Thanks for sharing all these goodies with us all.

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  4. That really is something special Tamsin, the 'paints bomb' alone is awesome, but the Union troops look great.

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  5. "Rachael" wouldn´t do more, or better, if she could paint - which I doubt! You are an amazing artist, Tamsin, thanks for sharing your art! :D Cheers!

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  6. I quite like your little Yankees, Tamsin. I wouldn't use such a bright blue on larger scale figures but at 6mm it certainly pops. I also like how you've mixed a few black Hardee hats into the mix and added skirmishers. What rules will you use for them?

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  7. @ desert Scribe - cheers! Probably Polemos, but open to others. I haven't really looked around to see what else there is that I can use this basing with.

    @ Paul - he's probably sweating in fear of losing the side bet as I type! ;)
    The basing format I've used seems to be pretty standard, and really works well on 60x60 bases. I'm glad if it's inspired you for your ECW armies.

    @ Sander - thanks but why, oh why do people keep insisting that I'm a machine? I'm real flesh and blood! :)
    As for my prolific output, I'm happy to impress even though I'm nowhere near being in the same league as Dave and Millsy :)

    @ Michael A - thanks!
    I'm having a lot of fun painting up the NSL; the ACW less so, but they need to be done as they have been sitting in their primer since before the last Challenge :)

    @ RMacedo - thank you :)

    @ Michael P - I think with smaller scales that you have to use brighter hues for them to look "right". I reckon that I've nailed it with these. Baccus supply the figures for kepi-wearing troops with one hat per strip of 4 figures.
    I'll probably be using the Polemos rules, although I haven't really looked at alternatives.

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    1. Rules wise these look interesting but I haven't played them

      http://www.6mmacw.com

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