Friday, January 11, 2013

Its been awhile

Well it has been quite some time since my last post and I have been very busy.  Over the past year I have completed 13+ Regiments plus artillery.  Below are the pics.

British/Canadian Army:

British 1st Brigade

General Drummond and Artillery

 Pearson's Light Brigade

US Left Division

Scott's 1st Brigade with NY Dragoons

Ripley's 2nd Brigade and Porter's Militia

General Brown and Artillery

I still have more to come including the Huge 103rd Regiment of Foot, US 1st Infantry Regiment, Wilcox Raiders, Fort Erie and US Gunboats.

Friday, June 29, 2012

1st Brigade US Left Division Complete

The 1st Brigade of the US Left Division is complete.  All these miniatures were painted using Army Painter dips and Citadel colours.  Infantry were based on 40mm square pieces of evergreen plastic. 

The 1st US Infantry Brigade

Brigadier General Winfield Scott

  25th Infantry Regiment

11th Infantry Regiment

 9th/22nd Infantry Regiment

 Townson's Battery

Next up are some British Units.  The 1st, 8th and 100th regiments of foot.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Books, Barns and othing things that don't being with B.

First off, my darling Wife and Daughter bought me a copy of Donald Grave's "Where Right and Glory Lead!  The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814" which is a magnificent read.  It is definitely the best book out on the Battle of Lundy's Lane and includes some narrative of the Battle of Chippawa and the Siege of Fort Erie.  A must for the 1812 enthusiast.

While waiting for more miniatures to arrive from Knuckleduster, I built a large barn and a small meetinghouse/church for my table top.  The meeting house needs a little more painting to add depth to the wood lath.

Finally, Scott's First Brigade of the Left Division is nearing completion.  Just a 8 more miniatures to paint, base and add flags.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Reinforcements Arrive!

My second order from Knuckleduster arrived last week and so my paint brush has been feverishly painting.

I now have the following units painted or ready for paining:

Brig Gen W. Scott (Painted)
9th/22nd  - 24 figs (Painted)
11th - 24 figs
25th - 24figs
Brig Gen Ripley
12 US Militia
12 US Artillery Crew
2 x 6 pdr
1 x 12 pdr

1st Reg Royal Scots - 24 figs
8th Regiment - 24 figs
100th Regiment - 24 figs
Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada - 24 figs
Lincoln Militia - 24 figs

Also on the way are:
12 more US Militia
Brig General Porter (Kentucky mounted commander)

I just need a few British Command units, Artillery and 24 Native warriors and I will have enough to give Black Powder a go with the Chippawa scenario. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

9th/22nd US Infantry

Within a few days, I finished the first of Scott's Brigade.  The 9th/22nd is ready for the table.  Using the Army Painter Quickshade Strong Tone Dip method, I am able to produce regiments very quickly.

They look like they've been sleeping the in rain for a few days and just crossed Street's creek.  I do need to finish the tops of the flag poles yet.

I managed to secure some cash today, so I will be purchasing the remaining 2 regiments, and artillery for Scott's Bridage, including one of Porter's Militia regiments.  In addition, I am ordering 3 British/Canadian Regiments plus the Lincoln Militia.

Perhaps I will have everything done for the 198th anniversary of the battle on July 5th.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

First Purchase

After examining all the miniature lines out there, I decided to go with Knuckleduster's 28mm War of 1812 line.

My first purchase was the following (pics taken from the Knuckleduster website):



This will give me a start.  Once my tax return arrives, I'll order the rest of the Brigade and some Militia to complete the US Order of Battle for Chippawa.

Niagara 1818 Map

I have been researching the October 19th 1814 Battle of Cook's Mills which was the last engagement between British/Canadian forces and the US Army in Niagara.

While searching for information on how the US army advanced from Black Creek to Cook's Mills, I found this great map.  I can't imagine the roads changing much in 4 years, but it shows the extent of pioneer settlements and trails in the region.