Sunday, May 8, 2011

COWBOYS AND INDIANS ANYONE ?



Hi everyone, I have made a start on my American Indian Plains war project, this project will feature open prairie terrain with a cattle ranch to one side, fighting sides will be the Ranchers, Plains indians, the Cheyenne and the Sioux, US Cav, Confederate outlaw rebels, leftovers from the civil war, prob some Mexicans and maybe some Apaches. After doing my Zombie Apoc project I realised that 28mm scale is not the right scale I want to game in, so this project (and most likely every other) is being done in 15mm (1:87or HO scale), there are lots of reasons why I made the change, the main reasons being, storage, price, amount of time spent per figure, size of terrain needed, quality of 15mm sculpts, etc... I am still continuing with my Zombie Apoc project, and will add to them and post them as I collect and paint more. 



So the first unit I painted up is the famed 7th Cavalry, A Troop, they are painted 'Hollywood style' with white hats, yellow handkerchiefs and a very uniformed look, this was not reality but it is the way I remember them from when I was a young fellow, watching all those Sunday afternoon Cav vs Indian movies, these guys are the dismounted version of the 7th Cav, and are not yet based (Litko order is already on the way). 


A few things too note are a couple of conversions I made, the LT had his riding gloves and his shoulder boards rank added with green stuff, also the corporal had the front of his hat bent back to resemble how some of the troops wore there hats in those days, I think these adjustments made those figures stand out and gave them a little extra character, the miniatures are Bluemoon, from there War paint range, these are great miniatures, with good detail making them very easy to paint, only disappointing thing was the miniature's faces, the sculpting on them was average.

8 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

They're not bad at all, I like them, what company?

DeanM said...

Lot of great and interesting history there. I just watched a special last night on the supposed only white survivor of Custer's Last Stand. A guy who actually moved to WA State where I live presently. Regards, Dean

The Extraordinarii said...

@The Lurker - The photos don't do them enough justice, I think I photographed them too close, for 15mm it should be at more of a distance, to answer your question they are Bluemoon manufacturing, or you can also purchase them from Old Glory 25's

@DeanM - thats a doco I would like to see, I read an interesting article that stated there was enough evidence to suggest that the american indians not only outnumbered the Cav but also out gunned them, in the sense that most of the indians were armed with repeating rifles vs the Cavs Carbines, I believe in those days the repeaters could be fired at the rate of 1 round per sec.

Dangerous Brian said...

Very nice. I can't begin to tell you how often I've thought of changing over to 15mm for wargaming. 28mm games just feel so cramped, even on a full 8x4 table.

Glovey said...

Love your blogging work! Keep up the good work you make really good posts!

The Extraordinarii said...

@Dangerous Brian - The amount of space required, resources, storage, time to paint, all these reasons and the quality of 15/18mm minis that are coming out, if you have been thinking about it, now is the perfect time to change over.

@Glovey - Thanks Glovey for the kind comments.

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Nice work mate - is "F troop" next?
:-)

The Extraordinarii said...

LOL Man cave, it was a good show for its time ! hehe..... I've got some Saxons, Irish and Vikings in 15mm to be ordered soon... see what you have done !