GETTYSBURG 1st July (morning). The game moves steadily forward. 6MM

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Battle is about to start.

I am going to take my time with that one.

I enjoy the step by step approach following the books you all have…

Enjoy!

Buford’s Cavalry is in position.
Overall view of my ex-office with the 10 Corps involved deployed (3 Rebs and 7 Yankees)
A Confederate Corps of 3 Divisions.
A Union Corps also of 3 Divisions.
General Lee HQ’s + foreign observers + Reserve Artillery

GETTYSBURG 1st July Early Morning (Gettysburg 6MM).

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On of the advantages of a permanent table and wargaming solo (sometimes I call it reenacment) is the use of TIME!

Some people like my layout some don’t.

No matter what it is really functional.

Enjoy!

Buford’s Brigade arrives.
McPherson’s Ridge and the unfinished railroad cut.
Ist and XIth Corps UNION still out of the table…

Unorthodox basing of 6mm minis in 60x30mm stands. Baccus Army of Northern Virginia.

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Made some pics today showing variants or different ways to base minis in a standard 60x30mm stand.

All minis are 6mm Baccus and the buildings are all Leven.

After building a collection of brigades in an orthodox way (meaning two lines of 12 minis and 4 skirmishers forward… as recommended on the most popular rules). I started to think that what really mattered was the Brigade stand per se. So it existed leeway to the way you could glue or organize the minis on the stand to add aesthetic effects and variety.

Here is some of the results. I used the Army of Northern Virginia for the pics but the Army of the Potomac has the same treatment in my collection.

Hope you enjoy.

4 Brigades (Second line does not have skirmishers forward, 3 small Regiments on the front Brigades; second line flanks refused.
More heterodox basing of minis.
Two brigades with 2 Regiments each.
Other variants: Front left VMI (a la HORSE SOLDIERS), front right 2 different size regiments, the one on the extreme right is different.Second line: Brigade of 3 regiments on the left, Brigade charging on the right (Can also be used for routed troops)

ZULU DAWN in 6mm (Zulu War II)

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Well, I took some pics this afternoon.

It has the influence of Ian Knight brilliant output, Mike Snook’s (Lt. Col.) HOW CAN MAN DIE BETTER and the ZULU DAWN film.

The minis are mainly Baccus 6MM range (Colonial) with some conversions and minis from the spare box (heavily converted as Rapier Confederates prove)… and the standardbearers mounted do not exist too in the range…

An enjoyable afternoon.

Hope you like!

Mr. Vereker Sikali ptrol reveals or discover the main Zulu Impi.
Some skirmishing shots to warn the camp!
Col. Durnford rides with the Cavalry (read mounted infantry) to the right flank of the British Camp.
Colonel Pulleine deploys his Co`s too far from the Ammunition Wagons (IMHO)
View from the Zulu “Chest”
Col. Durnford retires by Units under pressure from the Zulu Impi left horn.
This retrograde movement by the book will eventually uncover the right flank of the Imperial Infantry Line.
When the low ammunition makes the firing line slack in firepower the chest of the Impi goes forward and some rallying Company Squares are tried… to no avail.
Captain Younghusband last charge! (Extreme left flank of the British Line)
Melville and Coghill ride to save the Colour!
Last moments at the camp… some dismounted Natal Mounted Police & Carbineers, with Durnford, and the remains of the Imperial Infantry. Fade to Black.