David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

J.E.B.Stuart ~ Reb Cavalry Command Base

Not long ago I posted a few pictures of the 'new' command bases I'd added to my Confederate Army. At the time I think I mentioned that I'd got one base left to complete, a Command base for my Reb cavalry. I'd been over to Spirit Games in Burton on Trent, a 'local' stockist of my preferred Dixon Miniatures, and bought the J.E.B. Stuart figure, a generic general, a cavalry standard bearer and three horses. Here's a picture of the finished base ~























The flag is from GMB Designs I should add here, which I've been patronising of late as I've been reflagging my two armies as part of the general upgrading programme ~ MDF bases, tufts, flowers and the like. Its been a bit of a labour of love really, taking up painting time, but I do think it has helped to lift my quite average paint jobs to a higher level. But, you'll be a better judge of that than me...

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  1. Very nice group of figures. The added attention to the bases is, I believe, well worth the extra effort.

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Thanks for the endorsement, Matt!

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  2. Very nice, I shall lead him to glory at some point I hope.

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  3. Just hope he doesn't ride off for a few days before a major engagement! Nice work though!

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    1. He's going nowhere, but an earlier version is on ebay currently.
      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/28mm-ACW-Dixon-Confederate-Cavalry-General-/151163407989?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item23320a8e75

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