Sep 212017
 

I’ve been struggling to get back into painting etc. since the break imposed by the school holidays. Border Reiver, although am enjoyable day, didn’t provide me with the boost I needed so the painting brush has been idle…

However, the inestimable Essex Boy has recently been sorting through an acquired lead pile and ID’d a number of Minifigs 2nd Gen 15mm ACW figures. Some Union, some CSA, infantry and cavalry:

The paintjob was quite basic and as I’d implied that I was going to strip them EB just dropped them in bags to post. When they arrived quite a few were chipped but the CSA stuff actually still looked mostly OK. The Union stuff looked a little rougher and I wasn’t keen on the blue used… So I thought I’d touch up the CSA stuff. Most just needed a highlight adding to the chipped surfaces and I then applied a thinned GW Agrax Earthshade and based them up. Ten new stands.

It was nice to complete something but I’ve no idea what to do next. I quite liked the cavalry that EB sent as well:

These look to be Frontier Miniatures but are unfortunately lacking horses and as Frontier seem to have disappeared I think these figures will never get used. So…still no idea what to so next!

  3 Responses to “A few more ACW…”

  1. I’m happy that you’re happy.

    One of the many good things about the Fire & Fury rules is that you don’t have to build whole units at a time. You can simply make up extra stands as the mood takes you.

    These look great, Andy.

    To be fair, the figures were pretty bashed around when I got them. I didn’t think that the journey north would make any difference. Sorry that I’ve added to your ‘correct blue’ monkey.

  2. Hi! I enjoy reading your blog. I think that I can identify the unpainted figures above as I have many of them. The one on the left seems to be one of the original Donnington Miniatures officer from the late 1980s. The cavalryman on the right is a Front Rank figure of the same period, which are no longer in production either.
    regards, Terr

  3. Sorry for late reply. Been rather busy. Never knew Donnington or Front Rank did 15mm ACW! I think I may have to just pass on these as I’m not going to get any to match…

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