Wednesday, 2 February 2011

War of 1812 - USA Forces 1

Here's some pix of the USA forces we've put together.  Both Armies are nearing completion, there's some mounted Kentuckian Volunteers we're putting together.  A few extra bits & some milliput top hats, then they will be done.  Plus a few extra paint jobs on some old & battered Napoleonic figures, then the Americans should be there.  I've now read through the rules, they seem fine.  The rules utilise some coloured counters, these are printed off & laminated.  Should be able to have a game the next time I get time off.  What I forgot to mention is that we've based them on 28mm DBN bases, that way we can always use them in a DBN game later.


The first set to represent the US 16th Infantry Regiment. This motley crew began life as some Brunswickers, a new paint job & some dandy hat decorations then there they are.  The US regiments seemed to go through a variety of uniforms, excellent for wargamers as you can't go wrong!  These fella's wore black.  


It was shocking to discover that the US Regiments didn't have a stars & stripes, but a national colour and a 'naff' regimental colour.  Some sources show it as buff some yellow.  We used the buff one, which we created ourselves.  The national colours for US flags from Battle Flag http://www.battle-flag.com/    


Dismounted US Dragoons, plastic Perry French Dragoons painted in nice blue US colours.  


US Artillery, found these British Artillerymen in a bits' n bob box at a game show.  Cost 2 quid, a few conversions, a touch up paint job later....


Another US Regiment, this time in the snazzy blue coat.

2 comments:

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

I was sorry to hear that you had decided to try something different for a change (although I could see why you had made that decision), but having seen what you have done so far with creating forces for the War of 1812, I can see that it was an excellent change of tack for you, and I look forward to seeing how this new project progresses.

All the best,

Bob Cordery

MrFarrow2U said...

Cheers Bob, it will be interesting to see how the 'John Bull' Rules play.

All the Best
MrF & Clan