Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Civil War - Guns of April-style

The 2nd Wisconsin Regiment, miniatures are converted Perry plastics

I just wanted to take a few minutes to point out the project that a group of friends (The Guns of April) and I are working on for Adepticon 2013. For 2012 we built armies and a table to play out a "what if?" scenario from the Battle of Salamanca (1812) in it's 200th Anniversary year. You can see shots from that game here.

Following the fight, we stood around and pitched a couple of ideas for 2013 and we settled on a "what if?" scenario for the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, in the year of its 150th Anniversary.

Well, each of us has been plugging away on our troops, be they Union or Confederate, and there are now quite a few posts up on the Guns of April blog. I urge you to head on over there and see what the team has been completing recently.

The 6th Wisconsin Regiment, miniatures are converted Perry plastics.

The 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, mounted, Perry plastics

A stand of the 2nd Wisconsin. We are using five stands per infantry regiment for a total of 30 figures.
The jackets have been extended to create frock coats and the hats have been built up to create Hardee hats.

The wonderful banners are available from GMB Designs.

Cheers
Dave

15 comments:

  1. Is it wrong that I see these guys and think of classic ultramarines?

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  2. Um yeah, actually that is pretty wrong...

    You've done the Iron Brigade proud. Great job on the Hardee hats and frock coats. Well done!

    I'm sure you know this already but Wargames Foundry has a nice range of Iron Brigade skirmishing figures that would blend in nicely with these lads. Again, great work!

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    1. Thanks Curt. I think Sash and Sabre also have a line of Iron Brigade, but I've always been a fan of the Perrys and converting, so this project works out well ; )

      Cheers
      Dave

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    2. Actually the Foundry castings are Perry sculpts as well. Just sayin'... Looking forward to seeing the final product from your group - its a great team project!

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  3. Are those banners freehand, printed, or a mixture of both? Great layering work on the coats/horses, inspires me to take those extra steps to really make a model 'pop'!

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    1. Hi Matthew, the banners are all prints from GMB Designs. They make a fairly wide variety of banners and you can find their stuff at gmbdesigns.com

      They are certainly well worth the money.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  4. I really enjoy seeing your historical work and these are no exception. The painting and converting is superb and I look forward to following this project on the Guns of April blog.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat, much appreciated. If you get a chance, please drop me a line at tanithtaylor at gmail dot com. I'd like to chat about your Zulu fun.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  5. Dave,

    These look absolutely stunning!

    Great work, mate - great work.

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  6. You should consider doing AWI for your next Adepticon group build. Fife & Drum Miniatures would be interested in working with you on such a project.

    Jim (Der Alte Fritz)

    PS. Alex A. is my nephew.

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    1. Hi Jim

      I'll see what the group thinks. I'm not sure we'll be up for a battle style game next year, probably looking at more of a skirmish. Of course should the team be up for it I'll get in touch : )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  7. Awesome! I (German) and my best buddy (US) toured all the major battlefields of the civil war - and seeing something like this reminds me of this awesome trip.

    Maybe I will see you at Adepticon?

    Until then: Merry Christmas - and thanks for tons of interesting blog entries!

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  8. Merry Christmas to you too ZB. I'll be at Adepticon and I looking forward to meeting you.

    Cheers
    Dave

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