Thursday, February 5, 2015

SAW US Colored Infantry II - Old Glory

A second, five stand unit of U.S. colored infantry from Old Glory's Spanish-American War range exits the painting desk in open order.  With the addition of these fine fellows, the U.S. total reaches 105 figures.  Before the project can take the step over into the critical mass needed for a small game, I ought to work on fielding an artillery piece or two for the Americans.  Since the Spanish still outnumber the Americans in this project, more American foot sloggers are needed too.

After my 28mm Napoleonic project review (See Anatomy of Project), the next few units seeing activity on the painting desk are all 28mm Napoleonics.  What is in work?  British hussars, and British and Swiss foot.  That will keep me busy.

22 comments:

  1. They look great, very nice job Jonathan!

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  2. Nice work, and a really interesting conflict to game.

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    1. Thanks! Just about have enough figures for a small game. I began SAW in 25mm then considered 15, and now back to 25s! I should jettison the 15mm figures I have since I doubt I will do this conflict in two scales.

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  3. Excellent Unit. You're making me feel guilty about my own unopened package of these,

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    1. Thanks! I have a pile of unopened bags too but their numbers are shrinking.

      No need to feel any guilt, is there???

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  4. Really good looking troops, Jon. The dip works well on those tans.

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    1. Thank you, Scott! Righto! The dip works very well on earth tones and I love the depth it adds.

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  5. Nice reinforcements, Jonathan. Looking forward to the Napoleonics in the queue too.

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    1. Thanks, Dean!

      Napoleonics coming up. Possibly the first will march off the painting desk this weekend.

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  6. Another great addition to the SAW collection! Hmm, that could be mistaken for a reference to the horror movie.

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    1. Monty! Thanks for stopping by! My SAW collection still has much room to grow. Bzzz...

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  7. Fine looking new troops.

    The SAW was perhaps the most "imperialist" war the US ever fought, and fairly unabashedly so!

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    1. Thank you, Peter!

      Cannot disagree. American jingoism at its height.
      Have you read TR's Rough Riders? Fascinating read.

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  8. I second the above comments, the dip works wonders on these sandy tones, great result on their hats especially!

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  9. Very nice figures Jonathan,
    Really interesting unit to.

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Old Glory's SAW range is quite good. The figures are a joy to paint as well.

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  10. Jon, to follow up on my other comment, I'm also planning to do some Colored troops (infantry and cavalry). Your figures look so good, I hope I can get mine to turn out so well!

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    1. Thank you very much for the compliment! You have a fine brush too so I expect yours will turn out quite well.

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