Monday, 23 March 2015

ACW ambulance stations

Moving back into my roots a bit,  painted the last of my 15mm ACW collection.  This was remarkable in that the last time I painted 15mm ACW was some 7 years ago (!) and that for some Confederate cavalry adding to the previous endeavours some 9 years before that!

Had to do a bit of reorganizing to get all into the plastic bead trays I hold within the one carrying bag.  I include photos of both a typical tray - in this case my Union Zouaves some 180 figures - and the opened carrying bag itself which actually has all the space filled with these trays.

I have made specific instruction for the wife to grab this bag on her way out of the burning house.  Forget the wedding photos Dear, but make sure this is safe along with the adjacent terrain bag......

I also include a couple of other photo from the collection; the signal tower so I can tell my war game opponent that I indeed HAVE instant command with my far flanks and the pontoon punters to WILL allow my crossing of the "unfordable" river.  Hee hee....

some of the odder posed figures were cut in half, the muskets cut out of the hands and replaced by barge poles so that the pontoons could be pushed across.  The pontoons are solid pieces of balsa wood

I also painted the last of the Generals I had in storage for years now, including one of the famous Confederate commanders.  The stone wall I created on the base is a literal and figuratively big give-away!

All the figures are from the Old Glory 15mm ACW range which is extensive and with nice touches such as the ladies offering comfort to the wounded in the ambulance vignette.  The two identical sets can be, as I have done, painted as Union and Confederate.

15 comments:

  1. They're some great looking figures!

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    1. Thanks Ray
      good to hear from you!
      yup I do 15mm AND 28mm...crazy really....

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  2. Some great ideas to use the 'extra' figures. Very nice!

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    1. Old Glory is famous for its "extras" ; those figures of, um, "interesting" poses, which, while silly in themselves can be used a a dolly (or cut in half!) for other posing.
      cheers

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  3. Congrats on completing a project! I really like what you did with the stone wall there.

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    1. Known for keeping his arm straight up in the air, it is famous Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Getit? Tried to get the rocks just right....All of about two minutes of gluing of "pre-coloured" little pebbles
      cheers mate

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  4. My ACW has a good number of Old Glory figures, especially dead and wounded. Really adds to the visual appeal.

    Yours look fantastic and remind me I need a hospital base.

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    1. Of course we need a hospital base for all the lead wounded.
      Along with these ACW 'hospital' bases, I have constructed the Perry Apothecary Wagon for the upcoming Russian Napoleonic army and visualized the placement of the wounded and attendants around it. Don't need either for game purposes (well perhaps as the army retreat line) but it will be eye candy on the table. The important visual appeal as you say.
      take care

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment
      cheers

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  6. Original, creative and beautiful...I love these units!

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    1. I liked "story" with the different figures offered. The surgeon cutting, the women offering comfort, the preacher with the last rites along with the stretcher bearers. The Confederates in grey, the Union in dark blue.
      The pontoon boys were much more of a ad hoc approach, but the "clubbing over the head with your musket" poses are not my thing but remove the musket replacing with a pole and cut him off at the waist so he may appear to be really getting in the effort to get the pontoon punted across the river under enemy fire DOES work.
      Thanks for the comment, Phil
      DougH

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  7. Very cool collection, Doug. They look like 25/28mm. I love the variety of these troops (and ladies). That signal tower is especially nice.

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    1. I think the American Civil War (along with their Prussian Napoleonic) is the best of the 15mm Old Glory ranges,Dean

      [[do remember that these are the OLD Old Glory ranges and Old Glory split off from those to now produce their 15mm Blue Moon ranges - very confusing. I am not buying 15mm anymore so not really into the where-to-buy aspects]]

      cheers

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  8. Nice job! Doug I too like the tower

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