The ACW Longstreet campaign starts wirth few but large units, 3 infantry, one cavalry, and a battery of artillery. As the unfolds the brigades have more and smaller infantry units and the number of artillery increases. So for the gamer the need arrises to add a few guns to the brigade.
Yesterday after more than one year of abstaining from painting figures I now reinstalled my work place. I am very happy to have restartet paintig. I find it very satisfying sometimes it is like meditating for me.
One of the tasks I tackle is to finish painting figures that have awaited final touch for a year or longer. First in line are US cavalry and a ACW gun.
I just finished the autobiographical book “Unter dem Sternenbanner” by Carl Schurz, his memoirs of the years 1852 to 1869. For those interested in history it offers some insights into the Americal political system of those years. What struck me most was his account of the founding of the Republican party in 1854 from the abolitionalist movement. He joined the movement and the party to become one of her leading propagandists.
It took me a while to return in earnest to painting figures. But see what a rainy day offers for the world of wargaming and painting figures. Continue reading
When my brother and I played Altar of Freedom for the first time we where quite happy with the game mechanics. It was clear that we would prepare for more battles. I downloaded the AoF Grand Tactical Scenarios in the West. There I looked for one of the smaller scenarios as a starter. I chose “The Battle of Champion Hill”, a game that I deem manageable.
Inspired by the excellent youtube video on a refight of Gettysbourg, today my brother and I gave the Altar of Freedom grand tactical rules a trial. For a starter we looked to the Second Battle of Kernstone that took place on July 24 1864 during Jubal Early’s Shenandoah campaign.
Wanting a quick pass to a trial wargame we set up a table with what rudimentary terrain pieces there were at hand. Continue reading
I just noticed that I have not jet done a post on my endeavours this month. Indeed there was little time and even lesswargaming energy lately. But now I got myself a few new brushes and have finally restarted on my painting projects. Klick on the painting to go to my ACW project.