Friday, March 14, 2014

From MilesR: 28mm ACW (yes more) Union Artillery & Infantry (162 points)


Miles makes a liar out of me as he manages to submit even more ACW figures before the Challenge concludes - the madman!
Yes, yet more ACW to submit - a second Union artillery unit and a Limber. These are 28mm Perry plastics from the new artillery box set. I went with a four man crew that there then 6 you get with each gun in the set. I’m going to experiment on the extra two figures to see if I can make Union sailors out of them.
The gun barrel used for this battery is the 10 pdr Parrot Rifle. 
I also built and based the Limber / caisson that come with each gun. This one will be used as an ammo resupply marker for the ruleset Regimental Fire and Fury. The Perry’s recently announced that they will make available metal horses (and even some mules) plus riding crew so one can make fully mounted limbers.
A picture of the Union Parrot Battery to date, the gun with 6 crew figures was completed earlier.
Here is another 24 figure Union Infantry Regiment (18th Indiana). The figures are from the original 28mm Perry ACW plastic set. While the quality of the figures are acceptable when compared to the more recent Perry plastics you can see that both the Perry’s and their injection molder (Renedra) have come a long way in the level of quality. Sorry for the quality of pictures, but my son is home on Easter break and he borrowed it to record some tests for his engineering project this semester.
Painting this unit was a nice break from painting Confederate infantry. Most of my Union force is from a painting service (MMPS). They do a nice job but I do want to have some units painted by me. My gaming table is crowed with figures from the painting challenge - in the photo below you can see the Templar knights from an earlier submission. I need to schedule a game to force me to organize and put the unit up into their respective shelves.
I have a few more painting submissions to send in before the challenge is over - it’s been a very fun ride and thanks to Curt for putting it on!
You're most welcome! 

Excellent work Miles. Its refreshing to see some Union blue in amongst your sea of Confederate grey and butternut. I also really like how you've dressed the tabletop for these photos. Who makes the snake-rail fencing? Renedra?

The 18th Indiana plus the gun, caisson and crew will give Miles 162 points. 

11 comments:

  1. Nice work Miles :)

    I'm wondering if you have anything left up your sleeve for submission before the end of the Challenge or whether I might be able to sneak back past you and hold on to the 5th place?

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  2. Nice work and great points haulage here!.

    You have more to submit you say? The fight for 5th place is going to be intense.

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  3. Oh, I may have one or two things to throw in the pot before we're done. I suspect that Ms Tamsin has another horde of Pirates, space ships or even Pirates on space ships that will easily surpass my feeble attempts to usurp 5th place from her rightful ownership!

    The snake rail is from Renedra

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  4. Miles
    Well done. How big are your ACW armies now? Cheers, PD

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  5. Nice one Mate. It is so good to see these forces come together over the course of the challenge.

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  6. Peter - the armies are nice sized, roughly 15 infantry regiments, 2 cab regiments and 6-8 guns/crews for each side

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  7. You've knocked out some quality stuff in huge numbers Miles. Well done mate!

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  8. These have been a treat.. Lovely.

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