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.
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
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
Well, I suppose this is as good a place as any to start. I got into wargaming when I was about 13, starting off with Warhammer. This didn't last very long though, as I have to thank my history teacher for getting me into Historical Gaming. He gave me a 20 year old wargaming book from the 70s, and along with my fascination for history, I was hooked!!! Since then, I never looked back.
I started painting seriously when I started college at 16. Having all that spare time on my hands, what else was I supposed to do!? :D Since then, over the last 10 years, it has been constant love of mine. We have flirted with each other back and forth, but now I have decided to focus attention on this hobby that I have great affection for.