Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Old Glory 10mm ACW Infantry

Last month this blog was all Napoleonics; this month, apparently, it's all ACW.

I've been spending a lot of time painting Old Glory's 10mm line this month, and I don't really have a reason to do so. I have large armies in 15mm for Fire and Fury. I'm working on a 28mm army for Guns at Gettysburg. So why am I wasting time on 10mm figures?

It's the look of the thing. If I were starting all over again, I would definitely use these figures for my grand tactical games. The infantry below are mounted on Fire and Fury sized bases, and they just look great, like actual bodies of troops.

And they're super fast to paint. I painted 20 strips of Confederate infantry last weekend--100 soldiers--in just under 10 hours. And I wasn't just slopping on the paint. You can see those figures below. Between the strips and the small size, these are very easy figures to paint.

Union Infantry

Union Infantry

Confederate Infantry

Confederate Infantry

The only big complaint I have about the OG10mm line is the flags. I don't like painting flags. But as these pictures show, I think they can look good. Remember that these figures appear at about four times life size.


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