Saturday, May 7, 2016

"Come On, You Wolverines!" ACW Yankee Cavalry

No, not a pitch for "Red Dawn" it's actually the battle cry Custer used at the East Cavalry field (as it's known today) during the battle of Gettysburg, meeting Wade Hampton's cavalry charge with a charge of their own.  While this unit doesn't necessarily represent the same unit from that fateful day, you get the idea.


They are heavily armed with Sharp's Carbines, Pistols, and of course Sabers!

 These fellows, like their Rebel counterparts of last week, are Musket Miniatures 15mm ACW Cavalry and despite my own lackluster paintjob, they are ready for active service in a tactical game of "Black Powder" or they can be split up and used as 2 separate Brigades in an operational game of Volley and Bayonet.  Not to mention countless other games like "Battle Cry" "Johnny Reb" or another ACW game of my choosing.

The color sergeant is a Peter Pig figure.  For the life of me I cant even remember ordering him.


 These fellows represent the last of my ACW Project work for 2016, and I can start in on my next project - Napoleonics!  Yes once again it's time to start cranking out other units in support of my glorious Napoleonics project.  A sneak preview of what's to come - here are some pictures of the lead that's arrived this week.

Pricey Eureka Bavarians. 

 Eureka 15mm Bavarians and Old Glory 15mm Bavarians for a joint project with Ken.  Armed with my "Andrea Blue" Vallejo bottle, I'm ready to start painting up some units for the coming campaign season!

Old Glory Bavarians!


The rest of the day today will be spent organizing a trade as well as working on drawing hexes on a new felt gaming mat that showed up.  For 24 bucks, I'm willing to experiment on it.  Just not sure if I should go with full 3" lines on the hexes or scale them down a little to 2" lines?  I'm thinking of scaling down.  Stay tuned!

15 comments:

  1. Very nice looking cavalry! Looking forward to the Bavarians too!

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  2. Nice job on these guys. Now they just need to themselves a scrap to get into!

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    1. Thanks Rod! They won't have to look far - they share a drawer with the Rebels :)

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  3. Both look excellent! The ACW cavalry and your new project! Really looking forward to those Bavarians! I'm curious how they will look with that "andrea blue".

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. I thought that was an odd name for a color but who am I to argue against a thousand screaming button counters from TMP? Andrea Blue it was then!

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  4. Nice looking Cavalry. I've always wanted to paint up Bavarians

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    1. THanks David. I have to figure out next how the hell to paint Bavarians! (Black undercoat? Grey undercoat?)

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  5. Good show mate and I'm looking forward to the campaigning season!

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    1. Stay tuned, Paul! More definitely to follow!

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  6. Nice - the sculpting style reminds me a lot of my old Stone Mountain French Foreign Legion cavalry that I just found in a box, organized and stored properly [still missing two units of Arab swordsmen, however]. I wonder if those are SM or just the same sculptor?

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