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Monday, 4 March 2019

Forgotten Armies #5

       Obligatory blurry photograph
After yet another week of indolence I've once more taken the easy "Blue Peter" route of posting something I made previously.
This time I've turned to some of my 6mm figures, though not the ones originally intended (a high shelf and my ineptitude lead to me finding another "Forgotten Army".
Once more it's a "Pony "Wars" force and I have no idea why I went this route rather than (or even as well as) 15mm figures - yes it was a long time ago (definitely more than 20 years/
The figures are all from "irregular Miniatures" and probably came as an Army deal with a few extras.
In any event here's the pics:
The Injuns
Their tents.lodges or Tipis if you prefer
The Indian villagers (foreground)  and dismounted "Braves" (top)
Buffalo (including a white one)
A cattle, excellent for rustling
The US Cavalry, mounted and dismounted
The Cavalry horses and artillery
Close up, three cannon and a Gatling (top right)
Settlers, scouts, gun-runners etc.
Waggons ready for circling (and Lone Ranger & Tonto arrowed)
A horse, a Waggon and a stage-coach -still in their raw state (bit obvious)
The whole force
This force was (iirc) was used a single time and it may be that I was so dissatisfied that I went for  a 15mm force, but fading memories forget the real reason.
It has been left, unloved (but not forgotten) and left to gather dust (that's the reason why many of the figures will look dusty, as they are).
My first time photographing 6mms, so the rather poor, blurry, ill-defined pics are all of my own doing and not the fault of my excellent camera! (And yes I do know they're no worse than most of my other pics.)
That's it then for this week, another cheap-skate post, with little effort involved and probably more next week, when I find all the scattered figures fro my shelf disaster,

Thanks for taking the time to visit and of course I still like and appreciate your comments.

22 comments:

  1. A decent collection but what happened to forgotten army 5?

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    1. Thanks AL, fo rthat, FA #5 was the one that had an"accident", but I've amnded the title.
      Almost correct Micahel !

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  2. Very nice western figures. The buffalo and Indians are just waiting for a good dice roll in order to stampede a column of Blue Coats.

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    1. I think you're probably correct, in all the games I played with the US Cavalry, they never did throw food dice, whereas the Indians always seemed to throw much better !

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  3. I don't know how you chaps cope with this scale, my poor old eyes are struggling with the Legion miniatures and some of those are touching 40mm!

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    1. I agree wholeheartelu Michael, but I could see in those days and at that scale it didn;t really matter that the odd mistake happened, no-one could see them anyway.
      I wouldn't dream of starting anything in this scale now.

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  4. Another great insight into your war-gaming past, Joe. I'm really enjoying these trips down memory lane even if you do feel you're being less than productive. More please :-)

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    1. Thanks Blaxx, I still have a few figures from my distant wargaming past too, (over 50 years OLd in a few cases !).
      I'm finding this series very nostalgic too and it may even get my enthusiasm going too.

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  5. Hardly "indolence" Joe - posting on the blog takes time and effort, whether it features something new or not. I'm actually really enjoying the trip down memory lane with your "Forgotten Armies" series, and this is my favourite so far :-)
    I hope any damage caused by the shelf incident is minimal!!

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    1. Thanks TWA, the "Forgotten Armies", have been the quickest posts ever taking about 2 hours from start (taking photos) to finish (including editing said photos)
      I didn't have the courage to investigate the debacle of the shelf incident, I just grabbed another army from a lower shelf !
      I suspect, as the other is 6mm too, that there will be minimal damage, with a few bent weapons (and I believe one piece has departed from its base.

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  6. Very cool looking forces. They deserve to be rolled out for a game!

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    1. Thanks Brummie, but I think I'd stick with the 15mms.

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    1. Thanks you Michal, not one of my favourite collections I'm afraid.

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  8. I like 6mm figures. Cheap to buy, easy to store, paint, and transport. The only thing that stops me getting more is that other club members turn their noses up at them. Which is a shame.

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    1. Thanks Clint, 6mm figures have many advantages as you say (however painting them is not one imho).
      I find that they're great for really large battles, but I think the size of these forces, which are really skirmish size imo, makes this force less usefu.

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  9. Nice collection, I'm enjoying your forgotten armies posts!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, until I find inspiration to do someting else I'm pleased for the support as it's currently all I can think to post about.

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  10. Thanks for taking them out to show us Joe, did I notice an unpainted model in there ? at 6mm & my bad eye's it can be hard to tell :)

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    1. Thanks frank, indeed you did notice unpainted modesl, as I pointed out in the last but one photograph's caption!
      Thanksfully you missed nigh on a whole unit of unpainted figures in the Indian Mutiny Army !

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