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, 19 April 2019

The 2nd Maryland musters in!

I've completed the next unit in my planned AWI expansion project, an American unit to depict the 2nd Maryland. They are comprised  mostly of Perry Miniatures with a leavening of older Foundry figures, also sculpted of course by the Perry twins.
I chose a mixture of firing and loading figures in uniforms and in hunting shirts to give the unit a slightly ragged look. The figures in uniform coats I painted in Foundry Conker Brown Shade, highlighted with the same colour's Light, with red facings after a Don Trioani print. While for the hunting shirts I painted them in Foundry Drab, highlighted with British Uniform Light. The flag is from the earlier free downloads now sold by Warfare Miniatures. They were made originally by Clarence Harrison. As usual now, a picture of the unit here drawn up in a firing line ~
Followed again by a couple of closer photographs to disabuse any passing visitor of the notion my painting is anything other than average ~




I'm off to Matt's for the Easter weekend - it's also Reuben's 4th birthday on Saturday and our 46th wedding anniversary on Easter Sunday, so plenty to celebrate there. On our return the painting table will first be occupied by figures for a British High Command base featuring more  Foundry miniatures, followed by a Brigade Command base with figures from the same manufacturers. Happy Easter!

16 comments:

  1. Another fine looking regiment and Happy Easter!

    Christopher

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  2. A lovely looking unit... and a nice choice of colours...

    Average?... No!.... B+ at the very least.... ;-)

    All the best. Aly

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    1. I'll take a B+ from you any day Aly, thanks.

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  3. Nice looking troops! Certainly above average! Have a good Easter!
    Best Iain

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  4. Tough cookies, no doubt. Splendid job.

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  5. Splendid figures you are definately turning my head towards AWI 🤔 I even picked up a uniform guide . Have a great Easter 🙂

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    1. Thanks Matt and glad you are looking at a project like the AWI, lots of colour and variety.

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  6. Wonderful unit and flag, lovely colors!

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    1. Thanks Phil, though I take no credit for the flag bar folding it!

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    2. a super skilled bit of folding though!

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    3. It is one of my few skills...😉

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  7. A great looking unit but can they fight?????!!!!!

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    1. As I generally command the Rebels I think you will know the answer...

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