Saturday, September 24, 2016

1/32-scale plastic AWI troops

Work and aging in-laws have curtailed my gaming these days' apologies for the lack of posts. I have been doing a bit of gaming with Jessica when we find a few minutes.

Last week we managed to narrowly lose a game of Pandemic. We then played a game of Small World where some lucky draws meant a lopsided game.

My painting table has been collecting dust. To try an get back into the swing of things, I ordered from plastic 54mm troops to supplement my existing AWI metals.

These are some FIW troops sold by Armies in Plastic. After looking at them, the headgear suggested light troops. The Indian leggings were problematic but, with a bit of paint, they looked enough like cavalry boots that I decided to paint them up as dismounted dragons for the US side.

Overall, the figures are fine. They have some injection marks (see below) that are invisible on the table but really jump out in a photograph. I quite like the kit they carry.

They are a touch beefier than the All The King's Men metals (left below) and a bit slightly than the John Jenkins' Indians I have. The height is about right though. Some of the figures have the weird  compromises necessary to fit into metal molds (lack of undercuts, chunky bits).

I bought some mounted troops (still unpainted) and thought I would represent dragoon units with one mounted and two or three dismounted (as per below).

Up next: I have another eight of these guys that I will paint up as militia. Right now I'm working on a unit of a dozen line troops (another set of Armies in Plastic figures). These next figures are more in scale with the ATKM figures. I'm painting them up for the rebels. Then onto the mounted troops (all with tricornes?). Kind of weird but maybe designed to represent officers, moreso that cavalry.


Scott M said...

Very nice!

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks Scott. I cut down the tricornes on the mounted figures I have into soft caps and primed them (yay, soft plastic). We'll see how they look once painted.

tim said...

No need to apologize for a lack of posts. Life happens, man.

Pandemic was one of the games I played over the weekend at ToonCon. We won our first game easily enough and then added in another epidemic card. We were two actions away from winning that when we ran out of cards in the player deck - which has never happened to me before! It's usually over one way or the other way before the deck runs out!

GGouveia said...

Bob what rules do you fur 54mm AWI?

Bob Barnetson said...

George, I was going to use the new CCA variant Tricorne that was due to be released in September. I see it has been pushed back to March. I picked up a copy of Muskets and Tomahawks in the meantime.

GGouveia said...

I'd try M and T if you bring it out. Nice.

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Bob Barnetson said...

Yeah, we'll see how it goes. Haven't gotten the shrink off the rules yet!