Thursday, November 28, 2013

ACW Casualty Markers

I have been wanting to eliminate the table-top clutter from my ACW games. I while ago I made some markers using miniatures for morale (shaken and routed), and low on ammo. I recently saw some great Napoleonic markers on the blog-o-sphere and wanted to try my hand at an ACW version.

I will use these for small games, with 12 or less units per side, and I think it will be a great way to eliminate the pipe cleaners I normally use to mark casualties. Let me know what you think! Here are some iPhone pictures:

A wooden base with a little putty to create a socket for the die.

Some paint, sand and dry brushing.

The finished product! A friend recommended I use black dice instead!

The 81st IL has taken two hits.

I have set up a playtest game of John Hill's new rules "Across a Deadly Field". I'll be posting an AAR soon.

An iPhone picture of my table. The scenario is based on Shiloh with the Rebs having to attack the Union position. You can see some of the Rebs massed in their starting areas at the back of the table.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

3rd Confederate Infantry Regiment

Here is my latest unit fresh off the painting table - the Third Confederate Infantry Regiment. They started as the 18th AR infantry but were soon re-designated as the 3rd Conf. Infantry. They fought in the Western Theater and I've painted them as they might have looked as part of Cleburne's division at the Battle of Franklin in 1864.

These are "old School" 25mm Frontier Miniatures figures. I used to live near where they cast these wonderful figures and I am somewhat nostalgic about them. I remember going to Modelers Mart in Tampa, Florida and watching while they cast these to order. They were great figures back in the 80's, but not so much by today's standards. I have a lot of great gaming memories painting and playing with these figures, and I regret not buying more when they were easily available. Now I troll the halls of eBay looking for them!

I think a lot of people feel the way about certain types of old figure ranges. I few of my friends really hold dear their old 25mm Napoleonic Mini-fig figures and another still loves his old Peter Gilder 25mm Connoisseur figures. They do have a certain charm! Any old ranges that you still hold a special place for you?

Cheers - Cory

25mm Frontier ACW - the Third Confederate Infantry


Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween, or The Headless Horseman rides again!

I have shared these pictures before, but it seemed an appropriate time to share them again! These are from a 28mm "Headless Horseman" skirmish / RPG game that I run on occasion. Great, imaginative figures from West Wind's Gothic Horror range.

The Horseman seeks out his next victim!

Some of the residents of Sleepy Hollow come outside to see what all the excitement is about.

The old Hessian!

The Sleepy Hollow town militia head out into the woods to investigate.

Another shot of the town militia.
 Happy Halloween and Good Gaming! - Cory