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26 Re: Project 6mm! on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:03 pm

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First brigade ready! Already the Union is out-producing the secessionist rebels...

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27 Re: Project 6mm! on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:05 pm

Nice! How come half the base is empty?

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28 Re: Project 6mm! on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:14 pm

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Because I like it that way. It also helps me to see which way they're facing. Later on I may start putting some scenic features or skirmishers in that space.

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29 Re: Project 6mm! on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:37 pm

Cool. Is that how much you got for £16?

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30 Re: Project 6mm! on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:45 pm

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Nope. There's enough line infantry for another eight regiments and enough skirmishers for anywhere up to twelve stands depending on how many you use per base.

Basically it's enough for a division, minus the commanders and artillery.

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31 Re: Project 6mm! on Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:28 am

Unless your pack is different to mine, there's actually only 10 stands worth, not 12.

Unfortunately, seeing yours makes me think I should reposition the models on the one base I've done, because I've put a space between the ranks and now think I shouldn't have. Damn you!

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32 Re: Project 6mm! on Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:32 am

Are they all facing the right direction this time?

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33 Re: Project 6mm! on Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:37 am

Yes.

Anyway, I felt they were all facing the right direction last time, you just couldn't handle my artistic vision.

I changed that one to avoid precisely this kind of tedium, so you can see how successful that was.

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34 Re: Project 6mm! on Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:49 am

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I've definitely got 12 stands of infantry in my pack, and that appears to be two more than the website says I should have! Result! Interestingly, I've also got a command strip with big hats as well, which are probably western theatre.

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35 Re: Project 6mm! on Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:02 am

Jammy git!

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36 Re: Project 6mm! on Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:55 pm

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Here's a fun fact: I've also got twelve strips of skirmishers. In total that's 8 bonus strips of infantry for nowt!

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37 Re: Project 6mm! on Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:59 pm

I can't get too upset, that would take me 3 months to paint at my current rate.

Pete, did you get anything in the end?

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38 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:40 am

No, didn't get chance. Plus, I want to try and get on top of my other painting first I think before starting this!

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39 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:47 am

That's not how we do things!

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40 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:49 am

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Boooo!

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41 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:54 am

I'm finding it hard to get interested in ACW! Its like napoleonics to me!

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42 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:05 am

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You sir, need to watch Gettysburg. Or read the Bernard Cornwell Starbuck books.

In truth though, it is a bit like Napoleonics, only with MUCH more efficient weapons and easier to paint uniforms. The bonkers generals are where the colour is.

If you're not keen on painting initially, wait a little bit. There's a pretty good chance that I'll end up doing Confederates as well...cos I'm like that.

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43 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:18 am

We'll see. I'll read up the Wiki entry on the war and try and get enthused about it tonight....

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44 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:57 am

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I would offer to lend you Ken Burns documentary series which is what got me interested many many years ago, but I've lent it to a colleague over the summer. It's an outstanding series.

As a side note, I've been reading about the Longstreet rules today, and that has a campaign system which focuses on the fortunes of the commander rather than the course of the war. To a large extent it treats your brigade or division in the same way Necromunda does gangs. It's a really interesting idea and I'm looking into crowbar ring those ideas into Black Powder.

I'm not going to suggest buying the rules as it uses a completely different basing system, costs £25 for the rules and another £10 for the deck of cards. That's an entire army in 6mm!

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45 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:24 am

I've not yet watched Gettysburg for its full 4h 30m duration, nor the Ridley Scott documentary. I intend too soon though to get myself more enthused about the era, because even just from reading the wiki page I realised that I knew more than I thought I did.

At the moment I've mostly been building and painting the Sarilla (?) scenery that I bought. My goal is to try and complete my 26 infantry guys for Bolt Action soon so I can finally have a 1000 point game (which requires a water fountain, machine gun bunker, searchlight and a small shop).

And then moving on to the rest of the 6mm guys, no guarantees it'll happen in that order though.

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46 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:08 am

water fountain, machine gun bunker, searchlight and a small shop?!

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47 Re: Project 6mm! on Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:42 pm

Sorry, this is the confusion that comes from replying after beers. Those are the four bits of Sarissa scenery that I bought.

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48 Re: Project 6mm! on Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:25 am

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Apparently, Ken Burns' Civil War documentaries are on Netflix. Highly recommended.

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49 Re: Project 6mm! on Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:20 am

Ordered some bases and some confederate flags...

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50 Re: Project 6mm! on Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:00 am

Found this on a forum:

Also mine are single base units, 60mm x 30mm or 30mm x 30mm, allowing for playable very large battles of corps size. A one stand unit can take 1/4 the time to move as a four stand unit, and much less than a 24 stand unit! Smaller units and guns get the 30x30 bases, and skirmishers are on separate 60x30 bases. When an entire regular-sized regiment becomes skirmishers I replace their stand with two 60x30s. Mixed order has a regular base behind a skirmisher base. Columns simply involve a counter next to the base.

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