Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quick update!

On a whim (yes I know, but a leopard can't change its spots!) I decided to get hold of a few of the Perry's 40mm Peninsular War figures, they just looked so damnably good! Needless to say they are even better in the flesh than on the website where they looked fantastic anyway. I just had to paint one straight away, and after painting well over a hundred ACW 28s in the last month it was a pleasant and well deserved break. Click pictures to enlarge!

I have often fancied a bit of heroic skirmishing and my copy of the Sharp Practice rules are as yet unused so I will probably aim to build up a couple of small forces as and when time allows. I now have 3 active projects which is just madness really, still I can see games of Sharp Practice happening quite happily with just 30 or so figures a side, that isn't really a lot of painting!

Just to show I really have been painting other stuff here is a shot of the 20th Massachusetts (red blanket rolls but original white regimental not the post Ball's Bluff red one. That may be wrong but I like it!).

Will try to get some more ACW photos up soon, but I have a big job interview on Wednesday, busy busy busy!


Anonymous said...

Good luck with your interview.

Mark Daymont said...

Our wargame group just completed a large battle with Sharp Practice... check out

We absolutely enjoyed the game!

Monty said...

Nice work Josh,

Love the figures - I must admit I have been thinking about some Napoleonics - either Perry or Victrix - but have been put off by the intricate detail. I may change my mind after seeing this one though, mate. What figures were the ACW? They look great - damned Yankees!
All the best,

Mr Burnstone said...

Thanks guys! Sounds like you guys had a great game there Mark, can't wait to try the rules myself!

Definitely give a few Napoleonics a go Monty, it is such a colourful and exciting period! So far my ACW troops are all Perry miniatures, those ones are some of their metal range, can't remember the pack code though. I will put some more pics of my other completed regiments up in a few days as well as some more 40mm naps.

All the best,