Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

ACW - The start of the Confedrate army.

Having completed my own Union troops last year for the  Old Guard group  game at Battleground I decided I also needed some Confederates of my own. Having reviewed the current project list - in despair -  I decided I would commission these to get me off the ground.

I looked around and saw a local painter Chris (Marching In Colour) who has talent, a good reputation , and reasonable rates. They were duly completed as agreed.  I have now based and flagged them so here they are.

So here is the Brigade of Infantry - and too much artillery!  - well until i get a lot more infantry ! All Pendraken 10 mm

good job Chris - thanks

They have a thin coat of satin varnish , which personally I think really helps to make the visuals of smaller scale figures "pop"


  1. Beautiful Dave. I’m a big believer in having both sides in whatever i game in as well truth be told.

  2. Impressive and beautiful army Dave!

  3. Nice work.....it sometimes helps to have help...😀

  4. Bugger. I really must finish off my own brigade of CSA troops. Two units of infantry are near-enough finished and the cavalry could do with a couple more stands and dismounted versions, then I could offer them up for slaughter - I mean victory.

    1. Yeah , just got to keep plugging away ..

    2. Dave,

      As a means to light a fire under my arse and get me to have something painted to offer up to play with during a game, here's what I will have once they are finished. I don't know if a game could be arranged between the group, or whatever, but if it could and I had a deadline to work to it might be a help for me? [Rules would need to be Black Powder, as I don't have - nor want to own - RFF]

      2x 7-base infantry regiments
      1x 5-base infantry regiment
      1x 6-base mounted infantry regiment (I've foot and mounted models + horse holders. Really should class this unit as ECW Dragoons; mobile infantry, with reduced firepower score)
      1x 2-gun smoothbore battery (1x limbered and 2x unlimbered models)
      1x Brigade commander

      [to be bought: another infantry regiment of 6 to 8 bases]

      Anyway, this is just a thought. Obviously other games with the group will occur before 10mm comes around again.


    3. Roy - yep no problem - I think a game May/June at my place works - and Black Powder is fine


Work in hand


No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.

28mm Sudan
28mm Necromunda

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2 Landing craft
1/200 ME262

WW2 D Day game