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Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2020, 03:19:32 PM »
I hope you have had a drink or two in Delancey's old tavern, now Fraunces Tavern!

I have had drinks there in the past and attending an AWI program upstairs. It is now owned by an Irish company. I went by there yesterday evening but the wife and I decided there were too many people at their outdoor dining area. We passed and went on to a place that had a much lower density.
And the glorious general led the advance
With a glorious swish of his sword and his lance
And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


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Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2020, 10:42:04 PM »
I do indeed have the "Hackensack Valley" book.  Explains alot of things I came across when I used to work in Bergen County.

For those interested in the Petite Guerre around NYC during the AWI, I would also recommend "Sound Rising" by Richard Radune.   Gives a good account of privateering, the whaleboat war and English raids into CT.
Also, "Lost British Forts of Long Island" for both raids and great info on AWI fortifications- lightyears better than  the Osprey.

Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2020, 11:08:21 PM »
Hello, folks.

Here is my latest work.  I'm a slow painter but have been chugging away.  Bases have arrived and will soon start tarting them up.

More Tories:


A drummer and lieutenant to lead them, converted from Royal Welch Fusiliers:


Some more of the 5th NY


And the first of the Westchester militia:


Got a few more men for the 5th NY and 3rd/DeLancey each, then it will be on to the next unit.

C&C welcome  :)
Now what is this whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy, in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one his part, until the manager waves them off the stage?

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Online Cat

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2020, 01:59:35 AM »
Ooh, off to a great start!

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2020, 04:42:15 PM »
Gangleri-
Outstanding paint jobs.  How many do you have painted up for:
-Delancey's
- 5th NY
-militia
at this point?  Typical units in Muskets&Tomahawks, my go-to skirmish game for AWI
run 6 to 10 figures.
I have a horde of militia, 16 Butler's Rangers, a passel of civilians, 50 iroquois,  16 US riflemen and 14 Jaegers.
And yep, as the figures show, I game Mohawk Valley scenarios too.
The group I game with keeps a big number of AWI figures of all kinds that we also use.
Brits, Hessians, Continentals, those mounted militia and also US and UK dragoons.  Plenty of
terrain.

If you're interested, we game at a place called Maplewood Hobby in, well, Maplewood, NJ. 
Respond here.

Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2020, 11:16:46 PM »
Ooh, off to a great start!
Thanks :)

Gangleri-
Outstanding paint jobs.  How many do you have painted up for:
-Delancey's
- 5th NY
-militia
at this point?  Typical units in Muskets&Tomahawks, my go-to skirmish game for AWI
run 6 to 10 figures.
I have a horde of militia, 16 Butler's Rangers, a passel of civilians, 50 iroquois,  16 US riflemen and 14 Jaegers.
And yep, as the figures show, I game Mohawk Valley scenarios too.
The group I game with keeps a big number of AWI figures of all kinds that we also use.
Brits, Hessians, Continentals, those mounted militia and also US and UK dragoons.  Plenty of
terrain.

If you're interested, we game at a place called Maplewood Hobby in, well, Maplewood, NJ. 
Respond here.

Hi, Marek.  I am planning about 12-14 figures for regular units, around 10 for specialists and 6-8 for mounted. Currently at 9 Delancey, 8 NY, 4 militia.  Would be very much interested in joining you all one of these days - Maplewood isn't too hard for me to reach.  Will keep you advised.

Online Cat

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2020, 02:28:41 PM »
Things From the Basement now has their Farms of Gettysburg kits up in their store.  The Thompson House and Slyder House are perfect for Westchester County and New Jersey.  I'll be getting these shortly for Tarrytown.
https://www.thingsfromthebasement.com/store/c45/Historic_American_Buildings.html

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2020, 06:05:14 PM »
Gangleri-

Great.  We welcome all new historical gamers.  Give me a shout when you
have an idea when you'd like to game.  Email:

[email protected]

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2020, 06:08:28 PM »
Cat-  You're right.  Lee's HQ makes for a nice Dutch Colonial.  Just paint the stone as "red sandstone" (ie: the ubiquitous brownstone).

By the way, how does one paint the stonework on these buildings?  The stones are outlined, but not raised.  Can't dry brush them.
Paint them each individually?

Online Cat

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2020, 04:07:53 AM »
Cat-  You're right.  Lee's HQ makes for a nice Dutch Colonial.  Just paint the stone as "red sandstone" (ie: the ubiquitous brownstone).

By the way, how does one paint the stonework on these buildings?  The stones are outlined, but not raised.  Can't dry brush them.
Paint them each individually?

The style of stone work they've done on these houses can be raised with small dabs of gesso.  I haven't painted up any in this style yet to show.  With or without the gesso, they can be dry-brushed; just brush each stone at a time.

Here's some close-ups of other stone work I've done.  I spray paint lightly with several different colours to get a speckeled stone, and then dry brush on top to vary the colours and add highlights.  The church foundation is completed.  The pieces of the School House foundation have been sprayed, but not dry-brushed yet; before painting, I did use the small curved blade to notch the corners and add some texture.

I expect for that these new kits that I will spray stone speckle on the walls, then dry brush individual ones, then paint the mortar work around them.  I'll likely try the gesso on them.

Oh, and Tarrytown has a lot of grey stone, really depends on locality.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2020, 04:10:28 AM by Cat »

Offline genew492

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2020, 01:41:55 AM »
I lived in Westchester County for 57 years (1961-2018). Scattered throughout the county are many markers commemorating skirmishes and homes. This was my favorite “ At A Skirmish Here On October 23, 1776, Ten Hessians And One American Fell” in 1776 this was the site of Morrell’s Tavern. The marker is next to the North Columbus Avenue eastbound exit on the Cross County Parkway.

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2020, 05:29:35 PM »
Cat-

Thanks!

Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2020, 01:38:13 AM »
Quick test on basing.  Trying to fit the autumnal theme but somehow it's not quite there.  Suggestions welcome.



DeLancey's are finished (apart from basing), 5th NY is nearly there, and work has begun on the next unit!

Cheerio.

Online Cat

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2020, 02:05:35 AM »
I use SuperLeaf, amazing quality.  Pricey, but each jar is a lifetime supply in each colour.  I've stocked up on a good autumnal variety, so I can also distinguish units by different colour foliage (depending on what type of tree they tend to stand under).
 : 3

https://www.sceneryexpress.com/SuperLeaf/products/1289/

I'll begin detailing my bases shortly, but here are a couple of colour leaves in action on the building's scenic base:


Offline kingsmt

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2020, 08:36:49 AM »
Buy a cheap jar of Mixed  Spices and use that as a floor.




 

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