Showing posts with label american civil war. Show all posts
Showing posts with label american civil war. Show all posts

Friday, March 29, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey

I managed to finish the first rebel regiment today and thought I would share it. It is kind of small, but painting smaller units helps to keep me motivated.

15mm American Civil War command stand for Regimental Fire & Fury
Rebel Command Stand

I went for a ragged and nonuniform look for this regiment which adds to the fun of painting confederate forces I think.

15mm American Civil War miniatures for Regimental Fire & Fury
Rebel Regiment

They are not meant to represent any specific unit as I prefer to keep my figures more or less generic so I can use them in any battle I wish. I do plan to paint up some tiger zouaves though at some point in the future.

15mm American Civil War miniatures for Regimental Fire & Fury
Rebels Marching

The miniatures are Peter Pig and the flag is GMB. They are based for Regimental Fire & Fury.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Confederate General

Yesterday I finished yet another confederate general. I decided that I would kick off my brigade of rebels with the leader himself.

Confederate General
Confederate Brigadier General

I spent a lot of time looking at images of horses on the Internet for two reasons. First of all I wanted to get the muscles right, but it was equally important to me that the paint job would represent a breed of horse that actually existed in the late 19th century. In this case a Bay.

The Peter Pig miniature was a joy to paint and I'm really starting to like cavalry miniatures where the rider is part of the casting.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

American Civil War Project

A couple of weeks ago I dug out some of my Peter Pig ACW miniatures from under the bed. They have been collecting dust for years, but the moment I saw them again I remembered why I fell in love in the first place. Peter Pig miniatures aren't particularly realistic and they are a little smaller than most other lines, but they have lots of character. Some people may call them cartoonish, but as far as I'm concerned cartoonish is what works on a gaming table.

Peter Pig miniature
Confederate General

The only miniature I managed to finish back when I got these was a mounted confederate general.

The miniature is based for Fire & Fury although I have never actually played the game. I'm more of a painter than a gamer, but the ruleset appeals to me for many reasons so I decided to follow the Fire & Fury basing instructions.

Since then Regimental Fire & Fury has seen the light of day and these rules appeal to me even more so I've decided to start basing my ACW miniatures for that system.

I ordered MDF bases from East Riding Miniatures including circular ones for brigade generals like the Peter Pig one in the picture. East Riding Miniatures have great customer service by the way. The first package got lost in the mail for whatever reason, but Tony promptly sent me a replacement after I e-mailed him.

So now I'm ready to start painting the remaining confederate miniatures sitting on my desk.

I started this blog to document the progress and keep me focused.