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, 21 June 2019

War of 1812 US Infantry

Although it's not a major game played here in GHQ my War of 1812 collection does see action from time to time. I felt that to give a better game on the larger table it could stand a little expansion and so on a trip over to Foundry I added a few figures. Specifically: two units of US infantry (one in full kit marching and one in the grey uniform of Scott's Brigade in a firing pose); a gun crew; and a pack of mounted officers to make an additional command stand.
As a start I've been working on the additional regiment for Scott's Brigade. Now, the original two I already have were painted perhaps 20 years ago or more in a style I used then and probably with a make of acrylic paints I no longer use. It seemed foolish to me to try to recreate an old style and so I've settled for a decent match of colours but in a more contemporary layered style. I'm quite pleased with how they have turned out ~




Next up was the additional command stand I sorted out from the Generals pack and a couple of spare officers sporting top hats. This will be the Command base for any Militia I deploy in games ~
The second infantry unit in marching pose and in full kit is now at the head of the painting queue! I hope to finish them off over the next week or so, hands and eye permitting as ever.

16 comments:

  1. Very nice, I particularly like the bases.

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    1. Thanks George. The bases are very basic though.

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  2. Lovely effort. Your painting style allows for depth of color and goes very well with your basing. Totally worthy of the tabletop!

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  3. Nice looking unit and a lovely command stand, all really well based!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. The bases are simple MDF with a mix of three grades of Woodlands Scenics brown ballast, then a mix of static grass. No skill or effort really required.

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  4. Very nice David on troops not often seen!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher. I have another unit on the go now.

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  5. Splendid, looks like they will meld in fine.

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    1. On the table you will not notice the difference! Up close, well....

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  6. Very nice Dave...
    You clearly have excellent taste in your choice of toy soldiers...;-)

    I must have sculpted these nearly 30years ago... do you think they will now count as ‘vintage’ on eBay auctions....

    All the best. Aly

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    1. I have excellent taste in toy soldiers, also in friends😉 They may be vintage, but they have stood the test if time well, as I said at Partizan when we were chatting.

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  7. Howay David another sub period? I love the figures. The only thing I know about this war was we burnt the White House and Lonnie Donnagon did a great song about the Battle of New Orleans.

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    1. Ar' Do Robbie! Started my War of 1812 armies when Foundry relocated to Nottingham (1980's?) and sold bargain blisters of 20 or so figures for £5. Mention of LD shows your vintage, and mine, as I can sing along to it...

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  8. Very nice and as others have commented yet another period at GHQ 🤓

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    1. Thanks Matt. The armies have a long history in GHQ but tend not to get much table time.

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