Saturday, February 18, 2012

Start of a new Civil War Project

I've decided recently to start a 20mm civil war project. When I was younger, these plastic figures were my first step into miniature war gaming, so I'm venturing back into my roots. I just received a bulk order of these figures off eBay. Last weekend I was able to get them cut off the sprues, washed, and a handful primed gray.

As far as basing is concerned, I'm going with four figures on a stand in a single rank, two of these will be put together to make a double rank battle line. I'm using some bases left over I had from some Perry brothers boxed sets, don't recall the actual size. I'll probably do some singularly based figures for use as skirmishers as well. I have not fully decided yet, but may base officers and NCOs on single bases too.

The rule set I'm going to use has not been declared either. I have a bunch of good ones to pick from. Once I get a sizable force together I'll start working on that problem.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

40mm Retreat from Moscow

This is a new collection by Sash and Saber in 40mm scale. At moment I have just some hungry wolves and skirmishing French on retreat. They are beautiful figures, very well sculpted and they paint up nicely too. Now, I just need to get some skirmish rules and scenarios for them. I have a pile of rule books, especially skirmish style rules to choose from to include Sharps Practice, but not sure yet. I have been thinking about adapting Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings rules for use with horse musket era battles, but not yet decided.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

World War 1 Toy Soldiers

I've recently got into painting 54mm toy soldiers, focusing on WW1. These are the first "trial" figures I did. One being an early war German and a Scottish soldier with a kilt. They are made by Armies in Plastic and are pretty good sculpts. Clear and crisp once painted up. I like the color schemes I came up with, so now it's time to start painting in batches to bulk up these forces.