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Offline vodkafan

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #105 on: August 13, 2019, 08:33:21 PM »
These look great!
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

2019 Painting Challenge :
figures bought: 387
figures painted: 45
6 vehicles painted
4 terrain pieces scratchbuilt

Offline Leman

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #106 on: August 14, 2019, 05:21:32 PM »
Didnít an American president say something along those lines in 1846?
If itís too hard, I canít do it

Offline nicknorthstar

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #107 on: August 23, 2019, 12:04:31 AM »
The Fighting 69th are done. Dave Woodward painted these. Based on Don Troiani's painting, the regiment is in shirts. I chose to not also put them in havelocks as Don shows them, but four figures are painted as the Zouave company, and we've put them in Irish green sashes. The flags are from Flags of War.

Offline nicknorthstar

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #108 on: August 23, 2019, 12:10:15 AM »
Pics of the four Union regiments I've got ready for 1st Bull Run.
I don't intend to do every individual unit involved in the attack on Henry House Hill, just a selection of colourful regiments to mix in with the 'blue-bellies' I've already got.
Fire Zoaves
Fighting 69th New York Irish
Brooklyn Chasseurs
US Marines

Offline nicknorthstar

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #109 on: August 23, 2019, 12:13:38 AM »
Union V Confederate.

Offline Helen

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #110 on: August 23, 2019, 12:15:13 AM »
Very nice Nick.

Offline zippyfusenet

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #111 on: August 23, 2019, 01:36:04 AM »
That's a good selection of characterful 90-day volunteers, and the Marines to stiffen them. Best pull off your coat and roll up your sleeves, for Richmond is a hard road to travel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK4q7YdVzF0
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Offline DintheDin

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #112 on: August 23, 2019, 09:08:37 AM »
...and Manassas is a hard road to travel, as well  lol
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Ė Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline has.been

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #113 on: August 23, 2019, 10:20:43 AM »
As my Man Cave starts to become organised. I have been promising for some fifty years
to get organised (so don't hold your breath) I want period music playing in the background.
This band would be a good start for ACW. I did buy some CDs while on holiday in America, for just such a thing, but they were ALL ...PANTS! (to put it politely)

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #114 on: August 23, 2019, 05:44:49 PM »
As my Man Cave starts to become organised. I have been promising for some fifty years
to get organised (so don't hold your breath) I want period music playing in the background.
This band would be a good start for ACW. I did buy some CDs while on holiday in America, for just such a thing, but they were ALL ...PANTS! (to put it politely)

You can't judge by the quality of the musical content you just have to recognise the enthusiasm  lol

Offline zippyfusenet

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #115 on: August 24, 2019, 03:17:10 AM »
I did buy some CDs while on holiday in America, for just such a thing, but they were ALL ...PANTS! (to put it politely)

Nick, please forgive me for taking your thread on a short tangent.

The 2nd South Carolina String Band are good musicians and very period authentic. They recorded at least two albums.

Jim Taylor and Friends are also period authentic, mostly instrumental:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjuxW4lJZTU

Wayne Erbsen is a master of the banjo. He's recorded at least three albums of Civil War music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTO56ELdtr8

I'm fond of Anonymous 4's album 1865. Their Gloryland album is also music of the era:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTAYMfbn50c&list=PLMJAo3g4LDzaV2rTA1mg2muYpJczbR_HH

Connie Dover has the voice of an angel. I fell in love at the first note:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBzZZk20NE

I'll also call your attention to two recent compilation albums, Songs of the Civil War and Divided & United. These albums feature many different artists, some of them celebrities, others not so much, performing their favorite Civil War era music, each in his or her own style and interpretation. Consequently, the albums are very uneven, you'll probably like some cuts and not others. Still, if you care to hear such as Hoyt Axton, John Hartford, Richie Havens, Lee Ann Womack, Sweet Honey In The Rock and Taj Mahal, here they are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGeCPv6gw_U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhKKyPp6_XQ&list=PLWVEUo2Gj8Spoy4_IqgQn6dWb27Yy0NKo

Offline has.been

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #116 on: August 24, 2019, 02:07:34 PM »
zippyfusenat. many thanks for that, though 2 of them were disabled by 'owner'
Certainly food for thought & I will get something.
Also apologies to Nick for sidetracking your wonderful thread.

Offline nicknorthstar

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #117 on: August 25, 2019, 08:26:35 PM »
Don't worry, I kept side-tracking my Antietam post with comments about the music I was listening too while painting. The String Band was one of them. 'I'll kill that Yankee Soldier' an apt song while painting raggedy Rebs

Offline nicknorthstar

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #118 on: August 26, 2019, 01:33:38 PM »
I have a tendancy to draw folks into my enthusiasms, and so Mark Sims is part way through a new unit for the Union side at First Bull Run, the distinct 79th New York Highlanders.

They'll be out in September, Mark is making a few more figures before we release them.




Offline t_c_inquisitor

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Re: Nick's 1st Bull Run project.
« Reply #119 on: August 26, 2019, 05:17:06 PM »
These look great.

The Union army can lack variety in comparison to the Confederates, but with the units demonstrated in this thread, the modelling and painting opportunities continue to rise.