There can be no doubt that when it comes to wargames, the American Civil War has always been my first love. I got home from work after 10pm tonight, still contemplating a new replacement collection, still undecided.
I flicked over to Steve's site and came across his latest posting. Newline 20mm..as close as you can get to Airfix figures, without, well, Airfix!
Now, I was introduced to wargaming by an older lad at Southend High School For Boys in the late 1970's. I recognised Steve's scenario as probably the first "proper" wargame I ever played. We had cavalry however somewhere in the game. The rules were a Featherstone-type set, lovingly copied from a library book ! I was the Union player, commanding my own Airfix Union paint job...and I think I won!
The relevance of all this? I have decided. I cannot "do" 15mm. The ACW deserves to be done in "God's Own True Scale". Newline Designs have a sale on until Tuesday. I found some smashing looking Rebel flags tonight in 20mm. Doc in Australia has finished some great looking ACW figures (in 28mm BUT Rafa mentioned my boyhood favourite John Wayne/ACW film "The Horse Soldiers" in the comments section...nostalgia overload!).
They are all omens...I have just bought loads of Newline figures-because I am weak and believe in omens!
On a Bit of a Roll!
1 month ago