Monday, 25 April 2016

The Home Guard

I painted these back in February but it has taken until Saturday to get the basing finished.

Two sets of Foundry Home Guard. In hind sight I probably should have bought the guys in the steel helmets rather than two sets of the same. Too late now!

Today is April 25th, ANZAC day down in this part of the world.

 Both sets of figures on evening exercises. Home made poppies made by my wee man.

 A couple of photos taken on Saturday by my wife when we visited Cranmer Square.
A cross and a poppy for each person killed from the Canterbury area. So far the crosses are for those killed in 1915 and 1916, next year they will add those killed in 1917.

We will remember them.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

15mm ACW

Over the past couple of months I have been busy re- basing my 15mm ACW armies. Although I really hate re- basing, the bases for these guys have been bugging me for years. Originally I painted 99% of these guys about 20 years ago.

Based mainly for Regimental Fire and Fury they could still be used for other sets of rules.

With the bases done that meant we needed to have a game.
At Easter a few of us got together for a wee game with the recently re- based fig's.

The game began with the Union holding an area of ground in front of the Rebel advance. Both sides were feeding in reinforcements every second turn. 

Eventually it was decided that the Union had done enough damage to the Confederates that they would have to give up.