Saturday, February 18, 2023

More 6mm SYW

As those who have been following the blog are aware I suffer from what I think is a common problem among miniature painters/gamers of always jumping from one project to the other. For example I have ACW armies in 6mm, 10mm and have now started a few in 15mm. My other big period has always been Seven Years War. I have arimes in 10mm that I am painting in 6mm Baccus and 6mm Adler and am now even building armies in 6mm but based differently. 

So let me explain a bit about how this came about. I was thinking last summer about what kind of SYW games I really wanted to play and came to the conclusion that I really wanted grand tactical or army type games. My 10mm and 6mm work for this but looking at the order of battle for Kolin or Molowitz I really needed a lot of figures. So I decided to change the basing and work on my own rules based around ESR and Volley and Bayonet. So in this case each 30mm base is a regiment. This lets me get armies done fast and maybe even at some point a big battle. I am still working on the rest of the 6mm and loving the 10mm, Pendraken figures are really nice, but it has been a joy to just churn regiments out. 

Here are a few pictures of a test game to illustrate what I am writing about:

Thursday, January 5, 2023

10mm Seven Year War Madness

I have a problem, I can never settle on a scale of figures. I tend to paint the same armies over and over again mostly in 10mm and 6mm. As you are aware if you follow the blog I have SYW figures in two makes of figures in 6mm but recently was drawn to the 10mm Pendraken line. The figures look great and are a joy to paint. The glorious French will be up next in the painting lineup to fight these evil Prussians. 


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Some 15mm Polish

Today just some pictures of the really nice 15mm Peter Pig Polish 1920's figures. These were a joy to paint and will be a nice part of my midwar collection. I think they are to late for Russo-Polish War so I have to figure out what else to use them for. Enjoy the pics:

Thursday, September 23, 2021

ACW Confederates

I was finally able to take a video and some updated pictures of my 10mm Confederates. Mostly Cracker and Plank Road. Lovely figures and a joy to paint.

Friday, July 30, 2021

 I was able to take a quick video of my 6mm Adler Prussians. I have a mixed relationship with the Adler figures but have to admit that once painted and based up I simply love them. Hopefully at some point I can get started with the Austrians. I love the fields in the photos but forgot where I got them. If anyone knows the manufacturer please let me know I want to buy more!!!

 Some pictures of the Army laid out:

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 I have a few weeks off and am trying to finally get some painting done. Unfortunately, I seem to be just pulling things out of the unpainted boxes and working on them so no real organized progress to show yet. I did put together a video of my ACW 10mm stuff and snapped some pictures. I hope to get some work on the Confederates done at some point before the madness of real life intrudes again. 

These are almost all Craker line figures (the Confederate Cavalry is Pendraken). I have been looking at the new 12mm stuff recently but while I like the idea of a boxed starter force I just can't get into the look of the bunched together figures or the artillery. So I am staying away and will continue to expand on the 10mm stuff and the 6mm Adler ACW. 

 I noticed that I generally rush with these videos and seem to be panting like crazy in this one. Don't worry I was not having a heart attack!!! Hopefully I will get better at making them as I practice!!!