27/04/2019 at 04:41 #113408
I’m trying to talk myself out of buying 15 mm painted ACW figures from Scale Creep Miniatures to game ACW with Rebels and Patriots. It would cost me around 500.00 for everything.27/04/2019 at 05:09 #113409Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
Jesus, Kyote! Do in 3mm and it will cost you a tenth of that.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!27/04/2019 at 05:14 #113410
Can’t do 3 mm. Anything less than 15 mm and I could just use cardboard counters. Besides this is for painted troops, not just raw lead.27/04/2019 at 10:54 #113441OBParticipant
It seems like a lot of money KB. On the other hand if you’ve got it, why not? If not now, when? As poor Primo Levi said. You’ll be game ready in days and have a lot of fun. That’s the standard advice I give to pals who want a treat-none of us are getting any younger.
Two things come to mind. First you could probably do it for half the price by buying painted figures on ebay and rebasing is not that big a deal. Second if you asked folks here if they had suitable painted figures to sell you might be lucky and in pocket. Not me, I don’t sell stuff any more.
Good luck with it whatever you decide.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/27/04/2019 at 14:23 #113460Autodidact-O-SaurusParticipant
I’m trying to talk myself out of buying 15 mm painted ACW figures from Scale Creep Miniatures…
OK, then… DON’T DO IT!
On the other hand… you don’t say how many figures it is so I don’t know whether it’s a good value or not. But you can’t go wrong with 15mm ACW. Even if you lose interest in the period there is a ready market for used figures. Plus, it’s one of the most widely gamed periods of all. No doubt you’ll be able to find willing opponents in your part of the woods (southwestern Ohio, IIRC?). Also, IIRC, Mark from ScaleCreep was originally doing business in Cincy (now in Chicago?). He has always provided excellent service and value. Plus, plus, you get to support your local sheriff, er, vendor, even if they’re no longer local. It’s a tough business to make a buck in!
Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/28/04/2019 at 03:17 #113494
I’m in Oklahoma, Mark is up north somewhere.29/04/2019 at 01:55 #113560
I’m still thinking about it. maybe next month.29/04/2019 at 05:23 #113568Deleted UserMember
Finances certainly need considering.
However, anytime I’ve decided not to buy anything for the hobby, I’ve later regretted it.
Don’t miss the opportunity.
donald29/04/2019 at 21:51 #113649
I am weak and I ordered them today, but it’s only 419.00, not 500.00 so there is that.30/04/2019 at 15:43 #113717Darkest Star GamesParticipant
I can’t throw stones, I’ve been guilty of this sort of thing before! (the latest is full season tix for the Dallas Stars for next year. Painfully expensive)
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."30/04/2019 at 16:59 #113724vtsaogamesParticipant
Hey, you only go around once.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood30/04/2019 at 18:51 #113732
Sent the check off this morning, after I base and flock the painted Infantry I’ll only need to paint 6 cannons,24 gunners and 30 Cav to have both sides.30/04/2019 at 21:06 #113740Darkest Star GamesParticipant
That’s great, having both sides is a BIG plus!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."30/04/2019 at 22:40 #113747
I never know if I’ll have an opponent so I buy both sides so I can solo play.03/05/2019 at 23:36 #113969
Got an E-mail from Mark at Scale Creep Miniatures and my order is in the mail. I should get it on Monday. Thanks, Mark!!07/05/2019 at 02:11 #114120
Figures came today, I love the painted infantry !!! I’m basing them even as I type this!!!07/05/2019 at 02:26 #114121vtsaogamesParticipant
It's never too late to have a happy childhood07/05/2019 at 08:02 #114130Deleted UserMember
Figures came today, I love the painted infantry !!! I’m basing them even as I type this!!!
That explains the glue on my monitor.07/05/2019 at 15:38 #114152OBParticipant
Nothing beats treats.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/24/05/2019 at 05:24 #115148
Still basing and flocking figures I did get the Reb Cav base coated. I was off reading The British are coming by Rick Atkinson the past two weeks, a great book on the AWI.03/06/2019 at 00:23 #115705
I have all the Infantry Guns and Gun crews based flocked and ready to go. Sent the 30 Cav off with my friend Kenneth to paint. Almost there.14/07/2019 at 22:23 #117956
My friend Kenneth is bringing out the 30 ACW Union and Rebel Cav. he painted up for me so I now have all the painted figures I need. Now I need to start playing some solo games to get the Rebels and Patriot rules down. On to Richmond !!!
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