Sunday, 8 November 2015

High Command now ready to lead the troops.

I have now completed all the generals to lead the armies. Each army now has two army commanders, they are on 60 x 30 mm bases, each consisting of three figures, the general and two aides as well as two flag bearers. One of the Confederate bases actually has a representation of Robert E. Lee mounted on Traveler. Next up are some Corps commanders based on 30 x 30 mm bases, each has two figures plus one flag bearer. Divisional commanders are a single figure with a flag bearer and finally, the Brigade commanders are mounted as single figures on a penny.

Here you can see the high command of both armies on the painting board, hopefully you can see how easy it is to identify the different ranks. I needed a system to show quickly the four levels of high command and I am quite pleased with the result.


General Lee mounted on Traveler at front left, with Corps and Divisional commanders in view. The Union commanders at the rear. I have painted two army commander stands for each army.


This shot mainly shows the Brigadier Generals, these will feature in greater numbers on the table top. Their round bases being particularly easy to spot.


On the painting board now are a number of supply wagons and horse teams, the covered wagons have separate wheels which, as you can imagine, are very tiny and extremely fiddly to glue onto the wagon chassis. I intend to actually fix them in place before starting to paint as the last time, I have already built two, it was a nightmare trying to fix on the painted wheels, the superglue just took off all the paint and made a right mess, it required the whole thing to be repainted, I shan't make that mistake again.

8 comments:

  1. Even I can spot the difference Ian so I would say that was a success if I can spot the four different ranks!!

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    1. Thanks Graham, well it must be clear enough if a non-wargamer can see the difference easily.

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  2. Yikes! Superglue can be a pain in the butt for sure, esp with the smaller scales. Looking good Ian.

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    1. It was a pain in the butt too! In the end I only managed to fit wheels to three covered wagons!

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    1. Thanks very much Phil, I am more than happy with them, see how they perform running a battle now.

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    1. Thanks Ray, I am now going to take a break from 6mm, return to my 28mm War of the Roses project just for a change.

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