Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It has been a long time since I have posted, sorry about that, school, soccer and work have really taken a toll on me, I havn't really been painting much either. But I have put the soldiers back on the board and took quite a few photos.

Here is one of the only two Federal Regiments that are fully painted and based. This particular one is 15th Indiana from General George Wagner's Brigade at Chickamauga.

Below is a side view of the same regiment. I went with the classic sky blue pants and Union Blue sack coats. The Flag is unproportional and I need to print off another copy.

Here is the other fully painted and based unit, the 57th Indiana. I once again need to print off another flag for this unit.

I am currently in the process of painting the last regiment of the Brigade, the 40th Indiana. If all goes well I should have them done by next monday. Then I can get started on the Brigade commander to put this unit in the field. I can't wiat for the day where all my units are fully painted and fighting it out on the field of battle.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A little Warhammer

Howdy friends, had a fun week of backpacking with the school work we all must do. I have been painting rest assured. Seeing as the parents have taken the camera, I cant take any pictures of the new union regiment I am working on. I have been able to in the past to take some pictures of my Warhammer Dwarf miniatures, and I thought I would share them.

This is not the first unit I have painted, but it is by far my favorite. My Dungeons and Dragons and my Warhammer name for the sake of roleplaying is Kildrak, so I have crisened this particular unit Kildrak's First Cohourt (KFC). I went with the red color mixing it up a little. Most of my units are green or blue. The color points out the unit on a battlefield.

And this is another of my warrior units. As I mentioned before this unit is a light green. The same models as above. I will be posting more on my warhammer units and hopefully getting some pictures of my new Union regiments and the terrain I have been making including buildings, fields and fences. Tons and tons of fences.
I would Like to say something about Dave Arneson. Co-creator of the amazing Role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. It was he who has the idea of having players instead of controlling huge armies but single characters. This is the cornerstone of role-playing. He will be sorely missed.

Monday, March 23, 2009

41st Alabama done!!!

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't posted in awhile, I haven't been able to take some pictures, but thats over with. Here they are the 41st Alabama!

It has taken me awhile to get this unit done because of some important commitments. But I said I would get them done and by God I did. Here is another shot:

And with the completion of the 41st Alabama, the Orphan Brigade is complete!!! Here is the Brigade getting ready to storm into the Chickamauga woods!

And this is probably one of the my most favorite shots I have taken some my miniatures. It sort of reminds me of Pickett's Charge. A well I can blame that on account of me watching Gettysburg the whole way throught the painting process...

Now my friend is badgering me about the Union Brigade I told him I was gonna create. So I wont be back with the rebs for another week at the least. awell. See yal next time.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The cavalry of the division. By all the oobs I have looked at, and those generously put up at madminutegames, I cannot find anywhere that their was any cavalry attached to Breckenridge's division. But being the historical person that I am, I have "changed the orders" of 1-2 cavalry regiments belonging to Forrest. I'm sure he wouldnt mind.

This is the regiment formed out in line. There is only one thing I do not like about the IMEX miniatures and that is on the cavalry figures, there is only two poses pointing to the front, the rest of them are shooting to the side right into their comrades. But as they came with the set, I'm not about to complain.

You can see it more clearly in this photo, I only am only using one pose that faces to the front in this unit because the other one is the regimental Commander who is going to be considered a brigade commander.

Here you can see the cavalry dismount, having 1/3 of the regiment as hold horses.

And that finishes the miniatures I have painted so far. I have nothing to do today so maybe I'll take some pictures of my dwarves and let you have a look at those.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here again, and this time to present the commander of all my Confederate forces. Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present The Maj. General John Breckenridge.

Here is another view:

Just wanted to share him real quick before I present the Divisional Artillery.

The three batteries of the Division.

Hello again, I finally got to use the good camera to take some pictures of the troops I have painted up. Up above you can see the four Kentucky regiments in the Orphan brigade. The 41st Alabama was also in the Kentucky Brigade but I havent got them done yet. So here they are. I'm not one of the best painters in the world, probably really down on the list, but I dont really care, this is the first time I have painted in awhile.

Here is the great leader of the Orphan Brigade (at Chickamauga) Brig. General Ben Helms. He was known as a fighter and I wanted the Orphan Brigade to be an aggresive unit on the table so I picked the pose pointing the sword. He is ready to get in the thick of the action.

This particular unit is the 4th Kentucky Infantry regiment, in the Brigade of 5 regiments I wanted three of them firing and two (the two biggest) charging with bayonets fixed. I picked the 4th to be one of the charging regiments. The flag is the Western Battle flag used in 64', I might get called on for using the flag early but I thought it looked good in a running regiment.

Ahh, the regiment I get my nick name and probably my favorite regiment in the Army of Tennessee. this is one of the bigger regiments in the Brigade and the first ACW unit I painted, I gave them the Orphan Brigade's cross flag. I think it seems good floating in the hail of minie balls.

My favorite regiment I have painted so far. There is one big reason for this. And that would be the standard bearer. You might not tell but the standard bearer is wounded in the arm. In the original pose he was a surrendering wounded man holding his rifle up. I didnt think this would fit in the division, and has anyone ever heard of a man surrendering in the middle of his fighting unit. I never have. So I chopped off the rifle and stuck a pin in his hand to make a hole to wear the flag pole (old wire) would fit in to make a wounded man that still had the fighting spirit. The flag of this unit is also of interest. It is a reproduction of the actual flag the 9th Kentucky carried. You can't see it in the photo but in the white circle it says, "We used to be the 5th". At some point in the war the 5th Kentucky regiment had to switch its number to the 9th because the 5th was already taken, but they sewn this sentence onto their flag to say they used to be the 5th.
And the last of the Kentucky regiments I have painted. This would be the 6th Kentucky. This is the first regiment I have based, which I think it shows. I have to touch up on some things.

And there you have it, the (almost) complete Orphan Brigade. I will hopefully have the 41st Alabama done this weekend. I will post a picture as soon as I can.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Howdy folks, I am just now getting into the American Civil War gaming. I have been planning to for awhile now, but I have not had the money or the time to start my armies. But then came along my friend who convinced me to try Warhammer Fantasy (not that 40k crap)(ok,ok no offence). I have been hooked on those little dwarves ever since. A book I am reading now has sparked my interest in Civil War gaming again. I have been painting at any given time my IMEX miniatures and painting them. Yes, I do use plastic, its cheap and for a teenager that is a big plus.

I have been reading many wargaming blogs for the past year or so. And I said to myself, hey why not start a new blog with a new gaming type. So here I am. I hope people will enjoy my blog jsut as I have enjoyed all the blogs out there. I will be showing off units I have painted along with anything I think would be cool to share. I will also be giving battle reports and random stuff I like. Hopefully around the middle of the year I will be starting Napoleonics (go British). I will also be showing my Warhammer Dwarves and Orcs & Goblins. So if you want a fun blog to read, love wargaming or the War of Nothern Aggression(the Civil War for you yanks) or are just bored and want to make fun of a major geek (not nerd) come and read my blog.