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, 9 August 2017

The Union! The Union!

The next game scheduled for GHQ falls on next Monday, when Phil and I will play a decent sized ACW game using Black Powder and some of the amendments suggested by the supplement, 'Glory Hallelujah!' In truth, although I've read these several times now, I still have not taken them all in. Its an age thing. The game will give me the opportunity to put some of my recently completed Dixon Miniatures Rebel infantry on the table in the form of a Georgia brigade. Over the last couple of weeks I've been painting up another unit, Union cavalry this time. Sue bought these for me from a bereavement sale at the Falkirk show two and a half years ago, so they were long overdue to make it onto the painting desk! I've also started on another cavalry unit, Rebels this time, which I collected from Spirit Games in Burton on Trent and Trevor Dixon at Claymore. These bring the respective number of units in my collection to three Union regiments and four Confederate. They don't often figure in our games in GHQ so I shall try to wangle them into the scenario in the coming days!





































Three Oldish photos of my ACW collection in action here in GHQ. I hope to have a game report up here on Tuesday next week before I'm away from base again for a few days in Somerset. In the intervening few days I hope to post something else to wet your appetite for the coming game.

11 comments:

  1. I shall look forward to leading the boys to a glorious victory. I shall also endeavour to digest the Glory Hallelujah amendments ;~)

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    1. You are due a win I feel, but I shall do my best to put it off! As to rules digestion, best of luck!

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  2. It's about a year since my last ACW game, I do miss it.

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    1. You really need to remedy that George, a year is way to long. :~)

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  3. Should be another interesting scenario. Your ACW games always look fantastic.

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    1. Thanks for that endorsement or two William.

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  4. If it looks anything like what you have shown it will be a great looking game!

    Christopher

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    1. We endeavour to give satisfaction Christopher.

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  5. Lovely.......the scale shot gives me something to aim at. Just back from our own holiday, but did manage some painting !

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    1. Thanks Matt! Glad you enjoyed your holiday painting!

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