Saturday, February 24, 2018

Getting Ready for Cold Wars

My son and I are running an American War of Independence mini-campaign at Cold Wars this year (15-18 March at the Lancaster Host).  It's titled Race Across Carolina and is a fictional campaign set in 1781 as the British and American forces fight across the colonies of North and South Carolina.  As usual I'll be painting up to the last minute, but I think everything will get done.

Here's a look at the table sign for the game:


The first day's game will be a meeting engagement between advance elements of Cornwallis' army and Greene's Southern Continental Army.  Depending on how things go, the second part of the campaign, fought in and around the fictional town of Freemantle, North Carolina, will include dragoons, a graveyard, Continental supply point (including a beer wagon) and other surprises.

This will be a Sharp Practice game and will be part of the Lard Days at Cold Wars.  As at Fall-In, fans of TFL games will have a lot to choose from with our gamesters running games covering a wide variety of periods.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Newest Addition to AWI Stuff

I recently finished building, painting and basing the Charlie Foxtrot New World Kitchen.  I am pleased with how it turned out and want to give a shout out to Charlie Foxtrot models.  They are easy to build and perfect for the AWI period.  One addition I'm trying is adding furniture and some other bits to the interior.  The photo below shows a table (4 Ground) and a small stack of wood for the fireplace.  I also want to add a pot for the fireplace and I'm going to add some food bits too.

Kitchen from the front

Chimney side of Kitchen

Interior of Kitchen
I decided to base my buildings that don't come with a built-in base.  I think this adds some atmosphere to the model and hopefully will make for a better looking table.  The buildings are not attached to the base, so they lift off and can be protected during transport.

The kitchen will make its debut at the upcoming HMGS Cold Wars convention (Lancaster, PA) this March in a Sharp Practice mini-campaign entitled 'Race Across Carolina'.

A Cow! A Cow! My Kingdom for a Cow! - AWI gaming at Cold Wars

On Friday morning at the recent HMGS Cold Wars miniature gaming convention at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I ran an American War of Indepen...