Additionally, if I had a dollar for every time I wanted to retreat to the gaming den the last 4 days, I'd be a rich man. What's the saying about you only truly miss something when you no longer have it? Well I'm only out of gaming down there (and let's face it - hobbying down there too is on hiatus) until probably June) and already I miss it very much.
Admittedly, there is nothing special about these troops. The paint job isn't my best but to tell the truth, it was much fun painting them because I have been missing painting and gaming lately. Plus with all the craziness going on in our life lately with family things and the house, it was much fun to just sit down and throw some paint on these troops and it really took my mind off things. Even with my crappy brushes and cheap acrylics, this was a sanity paint session for me.
|Again, probably not even close to being historically accurate but the combination looks really cool.|
|white packs with dark blue overcoats.|
|I did try to give each face some kind of different characteristic but they're musket miniatures so the faces are bound to look the same!|
So there you have it. Add another Regiment to the shelf! I have to say I'm quite proud of my AWI collection and someday will have to have a "proper" game. Next up is a Union ACW Regiment who right now just need the gunmetal and brass buttons painted on and they're ready for action.
After that we'll jump into the modern day with a Bundeswehr platoon and a US 1970s Army Infantry platoon, complete with spit-shined boots, pickle suits, and camouflage helmet covers! Then if I have the time, I'll paint up some 15mm Napoleonic Legere because they're always fun to paint. Stay tuned!