Sunday, September 29, 2013

ACW Revisted

Following on from my Flintloque post, I have also been busy trying to get through my backlog of existing figures. I finally managed to get some more of my American Civil War stuff painted up. I have painted these as the 20th Maine. I know the flags are a little different than they were historically, but the design was sculpted on, so I went with that. The main character figure does represent Col Chamberlain though, and comes from the Strelets ACW Union commanders box.

Figures are a mix of Imex, Strelets and Italeri

And there we have it. 40 more figures off the painting to do list!

If you like these, I will be placing them for auction on the Miniature Bids site in short order.

See you soon!


A buddy of mine, Chris, over at Chris's Gaming Journal, recently decided we were going to get into gaming Flintloque. I have had a love for these miniatures since I was about 16/17, but unfortunately have never had the opportunity to start collecting them (for one reason or another) But when Chris suggested it, well, how could I refuse???

So, a couple of bids went in for a some auctions on eBay, and an order was submitted to Alternative Armies after a few emails with Gavin Syme, who was most helpful. The service from AA was impressive.

As soon as the figures arrived, I was hooked, and wanted more, and I hadn't even started painting them yet!!! The figures have real character, and a certain charm about them. I couldn't wait to get cracking.

I've always been more of a collector, than a gamer, and I can certainly see my collection growing at an exponential rate with these. Even if I do have approximately 2500 1:72 plastic figures to paint! lol

So, I thought I would share my initial paint jobs with you (my photography skills aren't the best, and the iPhone really is poor for photgraphing miniatures. My phone contract is ending soon, so hopefully I'll be able to pick up a phone with a really good camera!)

We have, a Joccian Highland rat, an Orc of the 45th, a Chasseur of the Garde, some Rifleorcs, and a few Rifleorc characters: Major Dunknowit, Captain Murkie, and Captain Fredorcson (based on the characters from the Sharpe books, Major Dunnett, Cpt Murray, and Cpt Frederickson

This should be the first of many Flintloque posts, so I hopefully I will see you soon! :-D

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Miniature Wargames Auctions

Hi all,

Not sure if anyone is aware of this yet:

There's a new miniatures auction site being set up very soon, allowing us gamers/painters/collectors to buy/sell gaming goodies. They're called Miniature Bids, and they can be checked out here:

or here

Apparently there will be no fees, unless we use Paypal for payments. So yeah, check it out! :-) (Disclaimer: I have no involvement with this site whatsoever, I am merely an expectant Wargames Hobbyist hoping for the best for the site. Feel free to pass the info on to as many like minded individuals as possible!) :-D