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Offline whiskey priest

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Filibustering during the Lockdown
« on: March 27, 2020, 06:16:56 PM »
As everybody needs a project in this strange new normal I started mine on Monday. I'm building up both sides of a game to play a Filibustering expedition into Mexico. So far this week I've finished 24 Filibusters and 8 Mexican regulares.





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Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 04:21:20 AM »
You have me intriqued.  I want to know more about this whole Filibustering epoch of history - either I'm ignorant of it or know it by some other name.

Really nice looking figures.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 03:12:01 PM »
Now that I know what it is, I am less intrigued.  Who wants to recreate something as shameful as trying to expand slavery?  Okay, maybe that wasn't the only motive but, well, yuck. Good luck, I guess.

Offline whiskey priest

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 03:59:35 PM »
You're right, it wasn't the only motivation and was almost never the primary one. I tend to think of them as piss poor attempts at recreating the Texas war of independence.

Offline whiskey priest

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 07:22:06 PM »
This weeks efforts result in another two groups of Mexican Regulares, a ruined building and a Leader for the Filibusters.



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Offline NickNascati

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 11:52:03 PM »
Neat project.  Iíve long been fascinated by William Walker and his exploits.

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 02:49:09 AM »
I love the leader. Great figure.

Offline Tibson

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 01:48:58 PM »
I had no idea that was a thing.  Interesting history to be sure.  I wonder what impact the filibusters may have  had on the decisions of the Confederate leadership, beyond the military experience?  It seems hard to imagine these things occurred in a vacuum.

Offline NickNascati

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 02:03:09 PM »
Tibson,
            There are some theories out there.  Some think that if Walker had been successful in Nicaragua, that the Civil War may not have happened.  Not entirely sure why, but I have definitely read that.



Offline whiskey priest

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2020, 06:00:36 PM »
This lockdown has it's uses although the thought of going back to work without having done a load more figures has me in a bit of a panic. Still I've gotten a load more done. 3 more groups of Filibuster infantry and a Group of Mexican militia.





Hope you are all staying safe. Cheers

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2020, 07:21:33 PM »
Lovely collection  :-*


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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2020, 08:16:54 PM »
Wow, fantastic set of figures!

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2020, 02:29:08 AM »
Are you using the Foundry line of figures for this?

Offline whiskey priest

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2020, 08:57:22 AM »
Most of the figures are Foundry but with some Empress figures in there as well. I've bought some Boothill figures to use as Presidials as well.

Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: Filibustering during the Lockdown
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2020, 06:00:43 PM »
Love it I have Walkers army painted up for Nicaraugua,a great book to read is the "TYCOONs WAR' about that and Vanderbilt and his rivals.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 11:39:07 AM by juergen c. olk »