Monday, January 16, 2012

American Civil War Project (Phase 2)

2012 is here and its time to begin phase two of my 10mm American Civil War Project. Last year I was able to paint just fewer than 400 bases of infantry (1600 figures), 30 artillery bases and various commanders. My main goal for this year is to double the size of my armies. With that in mind my goals for 2012 are:

  1. Paint 200 bases (800 figures) of Union infantry

  2. Paint 200 bases (800 Figures) of Confederate infantry

  3. Paint 30 bases (90 Figures) of Mounted Confederate Cavalry

  4. Paint 30 bases (120 Figures) of dismounted Confederate Cavalry

  5. Paint 30 bases (90 Figures) of Mounted Union Cavalry

  6. Paint 30 bases (120 Figures) of dismounted Union Cavalry

  7. Paint 10 bases (40 figures) of Union Artillery

  8. Build/Paint 6’ of entrenchments

  9. Game 15 battles from 1862.

These goals are somewhat aggressive and a lot depends on when Pendraken starts to releases their new range of figures. If I can meet or come close to meeting these goals, I will feel like I had a productive year. My plan is to post monthly updates on my progress here, so be sure to check back. Now onto what I’m currently working on.

I have spent the past few weeks working on painting mounted and dismounted cavalry. I have found that Perrin’s mounted cavalry are the best offered in 10mm scale and to my disappointment nobody really makes great dismounted cavalry. Below are some photos of my progress so far. I will share more details and photos once I get them based.

Union Cavalry
Union Cavalry

Union Cavalry
Confederate Cavalry

Confederate Cavalry

Preparations for my first game of the year are also underway. This game will be based on the first days fighting around the Elkhorn Tavern during the Battle of Pea Bridge. For this game I will be using the scenario published in the “Guns at Gettysburg Scenarios 2, Frontier” book by Paul D. Stevenson. The game will be held at Walt’s Hobby shop on January 22nd. Below is an image of the buildings that I’ve been working on for the game.

These building will serve as the Elkhorn Tavern and Clemon’s Farmhouse for my upcoming Battle of Pea Ridge game

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pendrakens New 10mm American Civil War Range.

Several months back Pendraken announced that they were in the early stage of re-mastering their 10mm American Civil War range. At first I was a little reserved about this news but after a short time, I realized the potential of having a brand new range that would be compatible with my existing army. For the time being Pendraken will also continue to produce their current Civil War range as well. Combined these two ranges will arguably be the most complete 10mm American Civil War range offered by any company. Below are some photos that Pendraken has released of some of the new greens. Be sure to check Pendrakens website and form for up to date news.

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Union Infantry Firing Line

Union Infantry Advancing
Union Infantry Command
Confederate Infantry Command
Union Infantry Marching
Confederate Infantry Advancing
Confederate infantry Marching

Pendraken has stated that these figures will begin to be available in the March/April time period. I for one can’t wait!

Key Words: Pendraken, ACW 10mm, American Civil War 10mm, Pendrakens New Civil War Range

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Battle of the Hornet’s Nest Game Gallery Added

Below are some photos from my most recent American Civil War game. The game was based on the fighting that occurred at the Hornet’s Nest during the Battle of Shiloh. The full Gallery can be seen here: The Hornet’s Nest (Shiloh 1862)







Key words: Battle of Shiloh, The Hornet’s nest, American Civil War 10mm, ACW 10mm, Rally Round the flag Rules, Guns at Gettysburg Scenarios book 2,