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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, 17 February 2016

Challenge Day 60 - Reb Cavalry and Commanders WIP

Howdy folks!

I've been making slow but steady progress on the Reb cavalry and commanders. I've still got a lot of work to do though, so I suspect that these won't be finished in time to submit this weekend. Unless tomorrow night's session is very productive of course, but it would be cutting things very fine indeed.

Anyway, here are some pics of the current WIP state of them:

The only variable colour thing left to do on them is the hats (and generals' hair), so that will make things a lot easier. Once I've finished this post, I'll probably do the boots/shoes and maybe the flesh if there's time before I go to bed.

the one bit of detailing I'm not looking forward to is painting the facings and the officers' (possibly just the generals' and staff's) gold braid on the sleeves. I might separate those sticks out and finish them next week, leaving me free to focus on the cavalry.


  1. Another splendid haul of points coming your way.

  2. Tamsin,
    These look terrific. Might I suggest just one teensy, weensy thing? Try painting aa few of the kepis gray, with a black bill. Then run a line of yellow around the bottom of the cloth part of the kepi. The CSA used yellow to denote that a man was in the cavalry and could be found on the collar and cuffs. And a gray kepi looks nice!

  3. Very impressive Tamsim and the details amazing.

  4. Very impressive Tamsim and the details amazing.