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Monday, March 28, 2016

More 6mm Confederates and some extra stuff from this weekend!

Hi everyone!

Well it has been a busy weekend. I had 4 days off and I was able to get some work done on the 6mm ACW armies for Altar of Freedom.  I finished 4 more brigades of Confederate infantry and I was able to get in two Federal Artillery stands.  The Union Artillery are from Adler and the infantry are from Baccus.






I also made a small dice bag out of some fabric I had at the house from other projects. This bad is the first I have made like this and I think it came out good. 





The dice are very special.




They are bone dice that I bought at the National History Museum in Copenhagen. I purchased a total of 20 dice. They are very nice and they are heavy compared to modern dice. I plan to use these during my 6mm Viking games for Sword and Spear.



Well I hope you all had a productive and fun weekend.

See you next time.


8 comments:

  1. Those 6mm ACW are looking good! I am looking forward to the first game of Altar of Freedom.

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    1. Thank you! We are getting close. I just need one more delivery of troops and then the buildings and we will be set for the battle of 1st Bull Run.

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  2. Excellent Confederates and those bone dice are rather smart too.

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    1. Thank you Michael! They paint up really well! I like the dice, I placed an order for more :-)

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  3. My head can't quite get around painting 6mm...but you've done a super job. Love the dice bag!

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    1. Hi Gordon, I started with 6mm way back in 1992 when I was in the Army and the size was perfect for moving and not having much room for stuff. They are a challenge to paint but they look really good when you get the hang of it.
      Thank you for the kind words. The dice bag is good and I plan to make a larger one for all the other dice I have.

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  4. Great work Mark!

    Looking forward to some 6mm ACW action!

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    1. Thank you Gunnar!!! I have more Rebels painted up, I just need to post the pictures. Looks like we should be able to game in May sometime. I have the 6mm buildings and I have trees on order. I need to get to the club and check out the terrrain, hopefully we have roads and rivers that are not too big...

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