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London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Wednesday Workbench 31 March

With the 6mm ACW finally out of the way, I've turned my attention to other projects. Over the weekend I had cleaned up the extra US paras and got them glued onto bases. While I was doing that, I remembered the Polish paras I'd bought several months ago and glued them onto bases as well.

Yesterday I added "gunk" to all the bases, which took a couple of hours. Today I primed all the figures.

Polish Paras

US Paras - 1 platoon plus SF-MG team

US Paras - 2 platoon (minus 2 figs), bazooka teams, BARs and specialists

It turns out that I am still short two riflemen, for the HQ squad of the 2nd platoon. I also need a couple of figures to go with the engineer to make a team for Chain of Command. However, there's no great rush to buy them - painting this lot should keep me busy for a few weeks.

Tomorrow should see me starting on the US paras, testing out paint schemes.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Finished: 6mm ACW Cavalry, Generals and Artillery

 I finished the basing on this project on Sunday and took the photos yesterday, but ended up going down a bit of a rabbit hole of reading and forgot to do a post. Still, better late than never...

Warning! There are a lot of photos in this post. Some of them even show, rather graphically, that I failed to spot basing sand/grit which had managed to adhere to figures - I'll have to go back through and clean those up (the figures, not the photos).


The Generals:

The Artillery:

The Dismounted Cavalry:

The Cavalry:


The Generals:

The Artillery:

The Dismounted Cavalry:

The Cavalry:

What? You've made it all the way down here? I guess I'd better write something then.

For those who are interested, the figures in this post are all 6mm from Baccus Miniatures. A quick breakdown of what is on the bases:

Humans - 338

Horses - 306

Guns - 4

Limbers - 8