EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rallying to the Cause

Kinch's Irish Brigade being mustered for service

My Reb army was hard hit in their last game, and I decided that I needed to reinforce them before starting a mini-campaign. It was at this point that a parcel arrived in the mail.

A little while ago, I received an email from author, blogger, dilettante  and gamer extraordinaire, Mr C Kinch, esq.  Having noticed my slowly growing collection on 1/72nd ACW, he offered to send me some figures that he had bought for a lapsed project. I was expecting more raw material, maybe a few primed figures etc so imagine my surprise yesterday when not only did 2 Brigades of infantry, a regiment of cavalry and some pioneers and gunners show up, but  a brigade's worth of Reb's were already painted. All they needed was a quick touch up here and there but I gave them a series of quick washes to help them blend in with my troops, rebased from their single to my 40mm wide bases for HofT.... and.... Voila!.

Two hours work this morning and my Confederate armies are now on an even footing with my Union forces with 12 regiments apiece. I just need to flock and and add a mounted officer and flag before sending  Kinch's Irish Brigade into action. I foresee an ACW mini-campaign beginning this week.

A big THANK YOU to Conrad for his generosity.

9 comments:

  1. Ross

    Looks good. Now they call for a dashing brigadier with a pipe in his mouth!!

    PD

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    1. Peter, I'm glad you reminded me! And I thought a 40mm pipe was going to be hard.
      Being 3/4 blind hasn't helped but hopefully if people are expecting to see a pipe, that's what they'll think they see.

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  2. A very fine gift indeed!

    For a list of (and links to) the various mini-campaigns go here:

    http://saxe-bearstein.blogspot.ca/2012/02/responses-to-mini-campaign-challenge.html


    -- Jeff

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  3. Ross Mac,

    What a wonderful gift ... and they look very smart indeed. I am sure that they will perform well on the tabletop under the leadership of Brigadier Kinch.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. So am I though I suddenly remembered last night that his sympathies seem to lie with the other side. Once I finish the 1/2 painted Yankees from the package, I may need to paint up a General Kinch in Blue.

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    2. I should hope so! We don't like talking about the family's connection with the Succesh.

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