Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Friday, March 6, 2015

1/72 madness...

Recently I saw a link to a post in which a fellow was using some very nicely done 3mm American Civil War miniatures with the Battle Cry game from the ever more extensive Commands & Colors system. It reminded me that I had an incomplete ACW project of my own, in 1/72 plastic, in various boxes around the house.

I thought I'd take a look at them and see how far I'd got. As it turns out, I found there was more than just ACW in these boxes. I think I must have got a little carried away!

Box 1: Union Infantry, based for Johnny Reb.

The painted ones are Esci figures, and the primed ones 20mm metal from RSM 95.

Boxes 2 and 3: Confederate infantry, partly painted.

These are a mixture of Esci and Italeri.

Box 4: Union Artillery.

These are Italeri and Revell, I think. I was going to paint these up so that I could use the guns for either side.

Box 5: Bits and pieces including cavalry, limbers and the prone troops firing....

Again, these are Esci, Italeri and Revell.

Boxes 6-10: Reinforcements.

Box 11: Metal reinforcements.

This lot includes dismounted cavalry.

Box 12: Vikings for a Warhammer Ancient Battles project.

I think this lot combines Emher, Orion and Zvezda sets. These were bought over the Japanese version of Ebay.

Boxes 13 and 14: Samurai for either Basic Impetus or WAB.

These ones are Zvezda, and bought in Japan.

Looking at these, I think I have a bit of work to do! It might however be nice to finish off the ACW armies for something different...


  1. Aaron, you DO have a bit of work to do!
    For the Samurai figures, consider using them for Samurai Battles too. Very fun game!

    1. Thanks Jonathan - good tip, and I could even (attempt to) copy your superb paint schemes!

  2. Quite a treasure trove you rediscovered there, Aaron! Looking forward to seeing these some more.

    1. Thanks Dean. The ACW stuff at least would be good to get into gaming shape.


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