Friday, August 15, 2014

Waiting on Bases . . .

I have been doing a lot of painting over the past month, all Blue Moon Civil War.  I finished 30 Confederate mounted officers, 106 Confederate cavalry, and 8 horse holders with 32 horses.

I would love to show them to you, but I am waiting on a large Litko order.  It should be here any day, and then there will be a flurry of basing, flocking, and photographing.  I love Litko bases, but I do wish their turnaround was a little quicker.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blue Moon 18mm Dismounted Rebel Cavalry

I am on a painting tear right now.  Although I have not been updating the blog that frequently, I am finishing figures at a good rate.  I am hoping to get my entire Confederate Blue Moon army completed in time for a modeling show in October, and I think I will make it.

Here are 38 bases of dismounted Confederate cavalry, based for Regimental Fire and Fury.  I am working on horse holders to go with them.  All the figures are Blue Moon.  Bases are Litko, and flags are GMB.

Blue Moon has a nice variety of poses here, and by varying the uniform colors, I was able to make them even more motley.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blue Moon Rebel Field Hospital

Regimental Fire and Fury requires a negative morale modifier for "heavy casualties."  The rulebook suggests that a suitable marker be placed on the table.  What could be more suitable than this set?

"Heavy Casualties" Marker 

Amputation in Progress 


Wounded and Dead 

Stretcher Party

Monday, July 7, 2014

Even More 18mm Blue Moon Rebel Infantry

I painted up six packs of Blue Moon rebels in one go so that I could have six figures of each pose.  That way I could really whip through the figures, as I glue six figures to each popsicle stick.

This gives me 60 more bases to add to the 40 bases I had finished last month.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

18mm Blue Moon Texas Command Stands

I have not been posting much lately, but I have certainly been painting.  I finished 168 figures in June.  Here are the first bunch, a group of four command stands for Texas regiments.  All figures are Blue Moon.  Bases are Litko with Wargames Accessories metal sheets on the bottom.  Flags are from GMB.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lord Ashram Contest

As many of you know, Lord Ashram's House of War is going on hiatus while its author adjusts to a second baby and the loss of gaming space that involves.

He is running a neat contest where readers can win a free copy of Sam Mustafa's "Maurice."  Go check it out and pay tribute to one of the best wargaming blogs out there!