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.

Friday, 1 December 2017

AWI Vignette

A change of scene is as good as a rest I’ve found, so from the mid C20th to the late C18th, from the Colander Girls to All the King’s Men might put it better. As I mentioned last month my Lead Belt Fest included a blow out shopping trip to Wargames Foundry. Amongst the haul were figures for the AWI, both for the Crown and for the Rebels. When I’d sorted out the figures and temporarily fixed them to MDF bases I found I’d four left over, three officers and a grenadier drummer. I’ve combined them with another ‘bird on a post’ from Warbases to form a vignette which can be placed in the game to provide visual interest or deployed as an objective. See what you think anyway ~

I’ve also been working on an ACW Union Command stand which uses a Redoubt figure alongside a Dixon Miniatures figure, both Mounted on Dixon ACW horses to match the rest of my army. The Command stand will represent General Robinson, described by a contemporary as “...the hairiest general in the whole army.” I’ve taken one liberty with interpreting that for my choice of figure. When he’s finished you will need to judge for yourself.


16 comments:

  1. You cant beat a vignette David. The one I have wanted for a while now, is the Dixon figure from their ACW range where the soldier is painting some new battle honour on his flag.Its a must have now. Great looking vignette, well done.

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    1. Thanks Robbie! I have the Dixon battleflag painting figures, well recommended.

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  2. Another good'un Mr. B. I look forward to seeing my namesake, not sure about the hairy bit, even when I was younger.

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    1. Thanks Phil. I’m sure you will enjoy seeing ‘your’ figure in due course.

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  3. An excellent piece. You can’t have too many vignettes.

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    1. Thanks Colin! I’m sure you are right!

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  4. Actaully I suppose you COULD have too many

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  5. Very nice ...I think you are a long way from too many vignettes. Not 100% sold on the bird but each to their own 😀

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    1. Thanks Matt, even though the cardinal doesn’t please you. Saw plenty in friends’ yards in Virginia and North Carolina, so works for me.

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  6. A wonderful vignette, excellent job David...and the bird is a nice touch!

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    1. Thanks Phil. Plus one for the cardinal!

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