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Author Topic: CapnJim's War of 1812 Stuff - Blood & Steel Battle Report - page 3 (04 Jun 23)  (Read 6360 times)

Offline CapnJim

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An impressive collection - had no idea your interests stretched to 1812 always associated yourself with more modern projects  :)

Thanks!  And yeah - my interests (and collections, in 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm variously) go all the way back to the French and Indian War...

But it does seem like me recent efforts have focused on 1900 and after... :D
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Great stuff mate, loving it!
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Offline CapnJim

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Thanks, Grump!  Appreciate that.



     

Offline MaleGriffin

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Excellent game and great looking figures and terrain!
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Wonderful stuff. Great to see 54mm figs in action!

Offline CapnJim

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Excellent game and great looking figures and terrain!

Thanks, MaleGriffin.  Appreciate that!

Wonderful stuff. Great to see 54mm figs in action!

Thanks, RedShank.  Yeah - Ted's 54mm stuff is great.  I've thought about getting into 54mm stuff, but that'd be just another rabbit hole I'd wander into... :D

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 :o CapnJim! It looks like you have something of a thing going on here. My own 1812 stuff is only half finished. I plan to use Rebels and Patriots rules, which I think is ideal for this conflict. Great report and interesting game.
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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figures bought: 500+
figures painted: 57
9 vehicles painted
4 terrain pieces scratchbuilt

Offline CapnJim

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Thanks, vodkafan!

To be fair, though, I bought a hefty chunk of my 28mm 1812 stuff on eBay already painted.  Luckily, my painting style is close to those.

And R&P will work fine.  That's one of the rules we've used with these guys...

Offline vtsaogames

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Thanks!  And yeah - my interests (and collections, in 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm variously) go all the way back to the French and Indian War...

But it does seem like me recent efforts have focused on 1900 and after... :D

Hmm, do you have 15mm War of 1812 figures? If so, who do you use for Tennessee volunteers. I recently found Keith Roccco's painting of them.
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 vtsaogames

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While I'm at it, perhaps you chaps can suggest a good modern history of the war?

Offline CapnJim

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Hmm, do you have 15mm War of 1812 figures? If so, who do you use for Tennessee volunteers. I recently found Keith Roccco's painting of them.


No, sorry.  My War of 1812 stuff is in 20mm/1:72 and 28mm.  I have a box of 1:72 plastic Strelets US Militia in Winter Dress that would work perfectly for those chaps.  But, alas, that box is still on my Wall of Stuff to Do...in the meantime, I use good ol' everyday militia. 

While I'm at it, perhaps you chaps can suggest a good modern history of the war?

I have 1812  The War That Forged a Nation, by Walter R. Borneman.  Published in 2004.  Ii haven't read it all yet, but so far so good.

Offline vtsaogames

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Just got When the British Burned the WHite House on my Kindle, halfway through, a fine read.

Offline CapnJim

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Don't have that one.  Hmmm....

Offline vtsaogames

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Winder was the son of the governor of Maryland. A fine pick for political reasons, a bit less for military ones. A cluster-reproduction.

Edit: Winder was the nephew of the governor. Still a less than stellar choice for command.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2023, 01:54:04 PM by vtsaogames »

Offline CapnJim

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Yeah - makes you wonder what would have happened in Stricker and Smith were in charge at Bladensburg...

 

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