My first US Cavalryman is now done.
I had to steel myself to do the cavalry since I am basing them on some surplus 1990's Britain's Charge of the Light Brigade Light Dragoons. I got the cavalry at a good price at that time (thanks Stuart) and they have seen hard action in the War of 1812 and various colonial games but my Crimea game never happened. Besides doesn't the legend say that it was veterans of the Light Brigade that brought Garry Owen to the 7th cavalry?
My first thought was to sell the Dragoons and use the money to buy castings from Dorset but the evidence suggested that I was unlikely to make enough to pay for the replacements and anyway, not only was I rather attached to these veterans but I cut my military modelling teeth on Henry Harris's book on converting toy soldiers to models. In the end all it took was a head swap and a partial repaint. I left as much as possible alone including the horse. Still a toy not a model but he's ready for action.
I just need to do 2 more plus 2 more Gunners before committing the US to battle. It'll be a motley force with a General, 1 troop of cavalry, 2 companies of regular infantry, 3 companies of volunteers (Fenians) and a gun and crew. Not much, but enough for a One Hour scenario.
Viewer's Choice Celebration MiniCampaign
It has now been over 20 years since I launched "With MacDuff On the Web" and nearly 10 years since I launched my 2 blogs: Gathering of Hosts and Battle game of the Month.
To celebrate the years and the friends and the million hits I've decided to run a 3 game mini-campaign in late October and I'm asking YOU to help choose the period. It has to be something from my current list but please comment on any post from Sep 12 till Oct 1 or email me : email@example.com . and to let me know your preference and any suggestions on the mini campaign.
The polls are now open!
Monday, August 8, 2016
Gary Owen Hail.
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Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a pack of Italian Greyhounds and 3 cats. Prematurely retired and enjoying leisure to game, maintaining our 160 yr old farmhouse and just living.