I found time last night to finish basing my 15mm ACW Confederate artillery. 6 guns/stands should be all I'll ever need at the scale I intend to play seeing as the 2 rules sets my opponent and I intend to play (Regimental Fire and Fury & Longstreet) typically limit a battery to 3 bases and where differing cannon-types are introduced, I’ll just print a label to indicate if the gun is a Parrot, 6 or 12-pounder, etc and affix to the back of their bases for gameplay identification purposes.
These sculpts are by Blue Moon who do a rather good and extensive range for 15mm ACW, were affordable and were fun to paint to boot. I tried to research Confederate Artillery uniforms online and went with a rather generic scheme as it seemed the simplest to paint over a full unit. Once again, not everyone got a uniform, so civvie clothing features though not as frequently as within my infantry regiments’ sculpts.
I based these with only 2 crew members for two reasons:
a. The guns come six to a pack. The crew twelve. Do the math. J
b. There’s only enough room on these 1.5’x1” bases for two crew!
Regardless I really like how they came out. The bases are a little thicker than my already previewed Cavalry and Generals due to them being kindly donated, but that’s just fine as a few extra millimeters height is hardly an advantage! (And I get to call these Gun Batteries done!)
I also finished up the Snow Leopard. Out of the blue, I got sick of looking at the cat, so after softening the blackspots a little with some dark greys and sprucing up the throat and underbelly with a slight white dry-brush, I did the basing and called it a day. This feline will do for rpg game purposes and in the future, when I make a plan to paint a plain brown mountain lion, I'm sticking to it!
Tomorrow Densmol and I are going to get a game of Flames of War in for Cameron's D-Day online campaign, so expect an AAR posted up with pictures (Promise) by the weekend.