Friday, March 21, 2014

A few more 10mm ACW

I've been painting away on the 10mm figures! My plan is to paint the OOB for Shiloh (at least the east flank) using the upcoming, grand tactical "Across A Deadly Field" rules. A unit is only two stands consisting of typically 3-5 figures per stand so I should be able to build up quite a few units quickly. As I mentioned in my first 10mm ACW post, I enjoy painting these figures, and they definitely appeal to the "wargaming" side of the hobby for me, but I'm not going to give up painting my 28mm figures anytime soon. I still prefer the larger scale and they appeal to the painter/modeler side of the hobby that I really joy. Well anyway, here are some new iPhone pictures:

Two Federal units advance. These are my newest additions.

The Rebs!

The officer is a new addition.

This is what I have painted so far, with a few more units primed and ready to paint. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

My first foray into ACW 10mm

Well, I just jumped into the world of the little guys....10mm! This all came about when I mentioned to a friend that I wanted to build armies for the new, grand tactical ACW rules "Across A Deadly Field". These rules are for fighting the BIG battles, and my 15mm and 28mm armies on my table wouldn't give me the ground scale I was looking for. I had thought about 6mm or 10mm and in a conversation he told me that he had a bunch a 10mm figures just collecting dust that he would let me have. (Thanks John!) I have since picked up a few things off eBay.

I'm planning on painting the OOB for Shiloh, and I started with the 52nd TN under the leadership of Col. Benjamin Lea. Like many CSA units in 1862, this is a green unit going into battle with mixed flintlocks. Brave lads!

I like the look of the 10mm figures, but they appeal more to my "wargamer" side and less to my "painting and modeling" side. Lots of 10mm units will look great marching across the tabletop, but I'm not ready to give up painting 28mm yet!

Sorting the pile of lead that my friend sent me!

Getting ready to prime a few units and a Gen.

I thought I would go with a wash on these guys. I'll try a black prime and dry brush on the next batch and see which I like better.

The 52nd Tennessee. I like the early war CSA flags. I painted a first national CSA flag on this unit.

I believe these are GHQ figures.

Forward 52nd! At only 6-10 figures a unit I can have the armies ready for Shiloh pretty quick I think. As long as I can find some painting time!