I finally have almost finished a 6mm ACW Union army. Here’s what is finished, 19 infantry bases, 8 artillery bases, and 5 command bases. All Baccus figures, 28 figures per infantry base. I’ve got four base worth of infantry painted but not based. 644 infantry figures in total, 32 artillery men, 8 guns, and 15 mounted command. I do have some cavalry figures to paint.
24th February 2019 (56 points)
The last of my Union 6mm infantry. 112 figures total.
24th February 2019 (195points)
The first batch of CSA troops. 336 infantry figs plus 5 artillery and 20 crew, 9 cavalry and 3 command. All lovely Baccus troops.
24th February 2019 (36 points)
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Even though I have lots of 1/600 coastal forces I still couldn’t resist the lure of the bigger scale Warlord boats. Here’s 6 US PTs ready for combat. The three green ones are Elco 80’ rigged out for the South Pacific and some barge busting scenarios. The three gray ones are Higgins 78’ and they are going to be used in Europe fighting the forces of Germany/Italy. Two different paint schemes on the Higgins. The middle boat is all over Navy blue while the other two are painted in Ocean Gray. To my eye the Higgins are lovely little boats that any yachtsman would love to have, but the Elcos look like they’re in the business of hurting things with a much more warlike appearance.
3rd March 2019 (6 points)
3rd March 2019 (6 points)
A patrol boat SC700
3rd March 2019 (24 points)
24th March 2019 (252 points)
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I finished the Japanese fleet box (haven’t painted the plane yet) last week.
I must admit the Japanese fleet is underwhelming as it comes straight from the box. The Hei escort vessel is quite nice, actually all the models are well done. I don’t care for the ships that were included though. The sampans are visually quite nice but I don’t thing they were major targets for US PT boats. Warlord didn’t include the Daihatsu barges that were a major foe of the PTs, instead I had to buy a pack of them. They should have been the default models and the sampans the little extras. The little suicide boats? I guess they might make good game material, but my heart’s not in to suicide games. The Japanese PTs are very nice models and more of them could have been in the box instead of the suicide boats, at least that’s my feelings. So, the Japanese have a very nice major ship, some weak PTs, some suiciders, and a bunch of targets in the barges/sampans. Actually, (suiciders aside) some interesting night barge busting actions should arise with the Hei and some shore batteries making life interesting for the US.
13th April 2019 (36 points)
I finished these boats last week and finally got around to photo them. All my PTs now sport improved weapons from a couple of weapons packs. The gray PTs are Higgins boats and the striped ones are the new ones. They have been modified slightly from the stock Warlord model. Later Higgins only had two air intakes so I cut off the extras, also cut off the torpedo mounts and some of the associated deck dooda’s. Both boats were fitted with an extra 20mm gun where these intakes would have been. Also added a 37mm cannon to the bow of one and an extra 20mm to the bow of the other. Simple plastic strip took the place of the torpedo mounts that were cut away and the missing Elco torpedoes were glued on to these strips. You can see the difference between these two boats and a straight from the box Higgins in the group photo.
13th April 2019 (12 points)
The LCM is one I found digging around in my box of 6mm WWII stuff, (later I actually found 5 more that are waiting for time in the paint line). Don’t know who made it, but I like it a lot since it can carry something other than the stock Warlord infantry carrying LCMs.
13th April 2019 (24 points)
I finished these boats last week and finally got around to photo them. All my PTs now sport improved weapons from a couple of weapons packs. The green Elcos are straight build, but you will notice the lack of two torpedoes each, don’t worry, the torpedoes went to a good cause on the grey Higgins boats.
13th April 2019 (189 points)
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I just finished up some Baccus 6mm CSA infantry. The flags are from STone Mt. and portray units from Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi (I’m putting together some Western theater forces). There’s some limbers and Union cavalry also included with this bunch though they really went straight from the photo op to the gaming table (currently they are fighting in a refight of Pea Ridge). Total figures here are 308 infantry, 18 mounted cavalry, 22 dismounted cavalry and the two limbers.
5th May 2019 (12 points)
Just finished the Warlord tanker model. No specific nation intended for the paint job so can be a target in many different oceans!
19th May 2019 (24 points)
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Just finished these Warlord Italian boats yesterday. The Motozaterra and the F-lighter. Both are nice kits, though I think from the photos I’ve seen of them they are carrying too much weaponry, especially the Motozaterra.