2mm ACW, it seemed like a great idea at the time
these were produced by Irregular
and, given the size, are really quite nice
the little terrain bits are what really sold me!
my friend Garrie painted the Confederates
(heroically painting the stars and bars on the tiny flags)
1/1200scale Fort Sumter
frankly, I'm not even sure why I bought this
we weren't gaming ACW naval in that scale
perhaps an early manifestation of my fort fetish
it is a ruddy great lump of resin, over 6" across
it came with cannon
but the ones from Thoroughbred were SO much prettier!
it is a good looking model
of Fort Sumter in the "before" state
sometimes an interesting figure will lead me down a rabbit-hole
when I first saw that Stone Mountain was offering these 5mm (6mm?)
figures I thought to myself; "I can finally do a battalion at 1:1 scale!
as with so many of my projects
I got about 1/3 of thew way through before burning out
somewhere along the way I painted a bunch of British
these are Heroics and Ros 5mm
the Stone Mountain figures are rather nice, just too small!
true to form I found it much easier to but figures than to paint them
additional French and British infantry
supported by loads of cavalry
which look very good painted up!
it seems that I bought an entire Austrian Army from Irregular at some point
gotta have guns, lots of them!
Lord only know where they all came from
another Irregular product,
I got the Union troops finished before losing steam
not "pretty" by modern standards but they are effective en-masse
5mm Seven Years War
hey look! another fort!
Heroics and Ros with wagons from GHQ
I got more than halfway through this project,
probably because there was a fort involved
this is where production stalled
they paint up surprisingly well
mind you these are really 5mm tall, not like modern 8mm tall figures
my basing was primitive in the early 80's
they look particularly good in large groups
and absolutely smashing on a fortress wall!
I nicked the carraige-mounted cannon from an old boat model that I found at a garage sale
1/1200 scale Ship of the Line
I got a couple dozen finished before I gave up,
it only takes a minute to buy them, it takes hours to paint and assemble them
the real stalling point was when I tried to assemble fleets for the War of 1812 on the Great Lakes
then of course there were these lovely ocean-going giants
last but not least Crimson Skies,
it was jolly fun in the two games that I got into at conventions
but I could never get anybody else in the group to bite