Friday, September 9, 2016

Heavy Casualty Markers for RFF in 10mm

Brady-esque post battle clean up
Having mustered the 10mm ACW collection out for a Regimental Fire & Fury (RFF) game on the 27th, inspiration struck to paint a couple of Heavy Casualty Markers for the game.  Painting inspiration sparked after the game so no markers were seen in the Saturday game.  Since neither side reached the Heavy Casualty threshold, this point was moot.

The inspiration had actually struck in the weeks leading up to the game since my most recent order from Lancashire Games included several packs of Blaze Away 10mm ACW figures.  Before thoughts returned to the 10mm ACW project in anticipation of the upcoming game, Blaze Away was not on my figure radar having fielded the 10mm ACW collection solely from Old Glory 10s.  In a lark, several packs of Wounded and Horse Holders were added into the more traditional 1859 resupply.

Since only one marker per army is needed, these are quick additions towards "game enhancement."  Each market has two stretcher teams with wounded and three casualties strewn around the base.  Is there any question that these compositions depict a "heavy casualty" battlefield situation?  I think not.  When one of these is plopped onto the gaming table, it is clear that one side is facing an uphill battle from this point forward. 

21 comments:

  1. Excellent casualty markers Jonathan! I'd like to try RFF, we've got another BP ACW game lined up this weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Mike! I look forward to seeing the results of your BP ACW game. The BatRep for my game is somewhat lagging.

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  2. Great markers,nice detail on such small chaps!
    Best Iain

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  3. Excellent work, Jon. We got close to heavy casualties in our game.

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    1. Appreciate that! We got very, very close to heavy casualties on both sides. Another turn or two and both sides would exceed their threshold.

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  4. Great markers! I really do need to get another game of RF&F in again someday.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! I look forward to your return to RFF.

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    1. Glad you like them! They will add a little something to the battlefield.

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  6. Interesting pieces, they do make nice eye candy

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    1. Thanks, Jake! Next game, they will be ready for deployment.

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  7. Really superb markers. My Napoleonic Flying Ambulance appears sometimes when a general bites the dust. A marker like this would be an interesting addition for when an army hits Zero Army Moral points - a most precarious situation in FoB/Piquet!

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    1. Thanks! These "after battle clean-up" markers might be just the ticket for Zero Morale situations.

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  8. There is something very satisfying about playing, or just looking at, a game with markers that add to the look of the table.

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    1. Agreed! I don't always manage as tidy of a table as desire, though.

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  9. Grim but effective. This just answered my question about what scale your Brawners Farm game was in. 10mm. Nice. I too like doing these sorts of scenic/atmospheric figures for my 28mm ACW stuff.

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