Thursday, April 26, 2012

War of 1812 British artillery on snow sled

Came across this in my research today that I've never seen before, a British 3 pound gun on a snow sled.  Here is a link to the website if your interested in details.

War of 1812 American Artillery

Just finished basing my War of 1812 American Artillery.  I still have a light artillery battery to paint and I hope to do that by the end of the summer.  The guns painted blue are US Regulars and the maroon one is a militia unit representing Mack's Battery of the Michigan Legionary Corps.

A bit of trivia, American regular artillery during the War of 1812 made their guns from cast iron, not bronze.  The only bronze guns were with the militia batteries, as most of those where from the  Revolutionary War. 

Next project, painting some Panther tanks for the Flames of War Tank Aces League.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Don't Mess With Marines

Diorama in Black & White

I came across this diorama on the web several years ago and thought it was really cool and wished I could paint this well.  I don't know who painted it, or I would have given them credit.  Make sure to check out the last photo.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

USS Essex Ironclad

Just finished my USS Essex from Thoroughbred Miniatures.  It's pictured below with the USS Indianola.  Next up on the painting table, I have to base my War of 1812 US Artillery.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

George Washington Voted Britain's Greatest Military Enemy

Interesting story from the Chicago Tribune,
George Washington Voted Britain's Greatest Military Enemy

Although the article wrongly credits the victory at Saratoga to Washington (that goes to Benedict Arnold),  everything else is on the nose.  Washington may have lost most of the battles he fought in, but the few victories he had severely hurt the British war effort.  He was very good of at protecting his army from serious defeat and attacking when the enemy was most vulnerable.  You need only to look at the Yorktown Campaign to appreciate this.

Hitler Reacts to Top Deck Games' Flames of War Ace's Club

This was created for a Flames of War Ace's League that's starting soon here in Tulsa.

1st Post

I've been wanting to start a blog on miniature wargaming for a while now but after a few of my friends started their own recently, I decided to jump on the bandwagon.  This blog will cover wargaming, miniatures, military history, and anything in between.