I was recently invited to take part in a Funny Little Wars game based on Gettysburg. As one hates to turn up empty handed I decided to cobble together a couple of ACW units. Happily, as a number of my existing and planned FLW units use ACW figures I had enough 'in stock' to easily build a regiment for each side.
First up was a box of A Call To Arms US coloured infantry who got the shock of their lives by being painted as their manufacturer intended. To the 16 figures in the box I added a couple of Timpo chaps (the officer and standard bearer) and a pair of Italeri figures. After being cleaned and spray-primed, my usual toy soldier style paintwork was topped off with a coat of high-gloss outdoor varnish.
This all turned into a bit of a rush job - hence the dodgy photos.
The Gettysburg game? It took place earlier this week. More on that soon. Much more...