Sunday, December 03, 2017

Signs of winter...

...Warfare had the beneficial effect I was hoping for seemingly... there are signs of activity from the loft...  creaking floorboards mostly... 

First off, new order from Peter Pig arrived...

French anti tank guns (two) - 25mm early war jobbies - with crew..  for those coming along after me, you only need one bag of crew per two guns...


...and some American Civil War naval reinforcements.. as much as I love the Monitor and Merrimac/Virginia, you can only play that so many times so I thought to get a few extra's to spice up the mix..  small gunboat, large side wheel'er (which is fantastic by the way) and a couple of mid sized side wheel'ers - the intent is that these can be used for either side depending on scenario as they are fairly un-specific


...by the by - one thing that I did learn was just how big the Virginia was! These are same scale..


...now you can see why the Confederates worked so hard to recover the ship after the Federal forces had burnt her to the waterline and sunk her for good measure...


...ready for undercoating (now done by the way)...  gun crews (British French and German WWII), anti tank guns (British 2pdr's/French 25mm's and German 37mm's) and the assembled ships, oh, and one remaining mounted English Civil War officer figure who missed the last undercoating session...


...on the back row there are a selection of ready undercoated officers - for the first time since March (!) [clicky] paint brushes were wielded, and these are now done, pictures once they're based.....

Last of all, following the last WWII game [clicky] it was noted by DG and myself that it would be damn useful if you didn't have to move each base one at a time so I sent off for some of these from Warbases [clicky] These are from their "1p tray" range and are perfect...  I like them so much I'm not sure I even want to paint them (but probably will )


...more than enough to be going on with I think... 

12 comments:

  1. All good stuff Steve, I'm a fan of all things Peter Pig. The bases look good too, I have the 2p version and they do really speed up movement. Happy Painting, any plans on the ECW front?

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    1. Hi Lee, me too on the Peter Pig! ECW progressing slowly... I loathed having to stick the last ones together... put me off to be honest.. but I have just finished some officers so "slow but sure"...

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  2. Good to see you reinvigorated in the hobby!

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    1. Legatus.. idle hands and all that... 😁

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  4. Did you say you bought 25mm figures from Peter Pig? Since when did they expand from 15mm figures? I would like to get some.

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    1. Hi Dick.. no 25mm as in the bore of the gun.. scale is 15mm.. ☺

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    2. Thanks Steve, I feel like I'm right across the table from you as my opponents here manage to shove my foot in my mouth often just as you have been able to do here ;>) Merry Christmas to you and yours

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    3. LOL... Merry Christmas Dick.. 😊

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  5. Have always enjoyed your blog and maritime adventures; Wassail ! Oh yes, and beer...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=man5fLJbbRM

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    1. Jubilo.. drinkale! Merry Christmas to you and yours...

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