Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Reporting for Duty

"Tell his excellency that the 11th Massachusetts has arrived at Fort Ticonderoga for whatever instructions General St Clair has in preparation for them."  Colonel Ebenezer Francis. 

Okay, he most likely didn't say that but it sounded good, didnt it?

Here are my IMEX/Accurate  AWI Brits 1:72 painted up as the 11th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment ca 1777 from the Saratoga Campaign, and based however loosely, for Guns of Liberty.  (typically I prefer my stands to take 2 x hits instead of removing a stand for every hit.  I think it's a cleaner looking battlefield so I base 4 to 5 to a stand.

Anyways, on to the pictures.  One sidenote however - the bases warped a little after applying the PVA glue.  Will have to have them mounted on new bases prior to doing groundwork (paint, flock, etc).  Hence the uneven stances.

That being said, I wanted to get this Regiment to camp in preparation for the summer campaign season!  Next on the block?  British 24th Foot.  Huzzah!

11th Mass Infantry Regiment ca Saratoga Campaign 1777

11th Mass Infantry Regiment Front

2 Officers of the 11th Massachusetts Infantry conducting officerly duties on the firing line

Nice angle
Rear view of the Regiment / Officers

Thursday, April 14, 2011

AWI Painting

Since it's always been one of my favorite periods to read about and game, I thought it very appropriate that my first wargaming project since returning to the blogosphere should be AWI focused.

Thanks to Dave F, the troops are now being based for Guns of Liberty.  My original intent was to base them purely for Volley & Bayonet but after talking to Dave, I'm basing them now for Guns of Liberty which will look alot better on the tabletop and frankly it uses more of my plastic 1:72 troops up.

The lead vrs plastic debate still rages on in my mind after years of debate but the truth is the IMEX/Accurate troops are just too nice looking to simply get rid of and frankly, they are easy to paint, and easy to modify (kit bash).

The Troops are being based up for the Battle of Hubbardton in this project.  These troops are from the 11th Massachusetts Regiment.  I am working on stand 2 and stand 3 which will equate to 6 Guns of Liberty stands.  Huzzah!

Stand 1 of my 11th MASS Troops.  Figs are IMEX.
Front view

Saturday, April 2, 2011

He's Back

Hello Blogosphere!  Yes, the threats were real!  After a long hiatus, I'm back.  My last blogs were so infected with spam I just went and deleted all of them in the hopes of starting over and posting updates to my hobbies.  Soon I will be seeking out all of the old blogs I used to follow.  It's good to be back.  The reader will forgive any rants, raves, blasphemy, food critiques, or other comments.  Reading my blog in the first place consents to receipt of my opinion - as lame as it may be.