Thursday, 29 March 2012

RP 63 ACW Disordered Markers


I started painting these disordered markers during the Analouge painting Challenge, but I didn't get the chance to finish them in time and add them to my tally. So last weekend I got stuck in and finished basing them and some other figures that didn't make it onto Challenge, (more from them in a later post).  The figures are casualty markers from Peter Pig's ACW range, and will be used for Posties Fire & Fury rules.
In the last photo you can see what they looked like at the end of the Challenge, I just didn't get time to finish them!!




44 comments:

  1. You're not just calling these order markers instead of casualty markers to avoid the controvery that arose last time casualty markers were discussed on the wargamer blog scene, eh?

    Just kidding, these look great, as Order markers or casualties.

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    1. There has been a lot of misunderstanding about casualties of war figures on previous posts in the blogosphere. War's are bloody thing, people do and have died during them, but what people should really remember that they are game pieces, just like a chess piece, a tiddly wink or a top hat out of Monopoly.

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  2. Yes, bloggers can really get their panties in a bunch, over wording.

    Either way, job Sir Ray.

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  3. Boo hoo hoo. Oh the humanity. :) Great job on those, Ray.

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  4. Great work Ray! I think that lot accurately reflect that fact that more Americans died in the ACW than in any other war...

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  5. I'm going to make a play on words here and it's in good fun.
    Ray, with the total you had in the painting challenge wouldn't these have just been overkill?

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  6. Great job of painting and basing, Sir.

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  7. I hope none of those represent me... good work Ray (I expect that you can see a little fran down there)

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  8. Not that I am all about death or anything, but I find myself fascinated with pieces like these. Not sure why... Anyhow, they look really great.

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  9. Great basing and painting there Ray. Disorder/Casualties markers are needed for some games and people who get offended by them should grow a pair.

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  10. So close to being finished for the comp.. good job none the less though.. they look good..

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  11. Which scale are they? 15 or 20 mm?

    Looking pretty good!!!

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  12. Never seen so many bodies, great job!

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  13. That's a lot of casualties! Good work.

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  14. Ray, they looks really excellent. That's a lot of markers, but you've managed to make them looks very different. Great job!

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  15. They will add a lot of flair on the battlefield. Good job!

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  16. Now that is a lot of casualties... shame you did not finish them in time. Might have given you the points to win the challenge... hey wait you did anyway! ;-)

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  17. Beautiful and useful...great work!

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  18. Good Lord Ray, you really do churn out some quality work! An amazing effort Sir!

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  19. Excellent set of markers.

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  20. Great casualty markers and things I also find very useful!

    Christopher

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  21. Wow - that's a lot of markers; and all beautifully painted and based. Best, Dean

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  22. Great paint jobs! Looks like you only had the bases left to do before the challange ended! But at least you won anyway!

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  23. Gads! How many casualties are you expecting? Planning on fighting Bull Run on a one to one scale? Then again, with Postie's mini collection, you probably could.

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    1. Posties got enough for two Bull Run's!!

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  24. Well done Ray! I'm assuming we'll be putting these to good use after SALUTE next month!

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    1. Yep! That's why i did them, Posties other markers are a little worse for ware, so he invested in some more and got me to paint them up for him.

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  25. Wow that's a lot od dead guys! Excellent paintjob on those as well!

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  26. great paint job I still dont know how you paint figure that small Fab

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    1. This is why I wear glasses Vince!!!

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  27. That's a lot of dead guys Ray. They look really good mate.

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  28. Very good Ray! Now are you going to do the same for your FIW and NYW stuff??

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  29. Ahaha they're so bloody and dead and amusing :D

    I am perfectly sane.

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  30. Why that controversy? I can not understand it; they are figures, metal models, markers, no real casualties. Some times we are a bit...

    On the other hand, Ray, a very nice painting and basing job with them; they could have been a lot of points!!!

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  31. Have to admit, I am a dead figure painting connoisseur myself. Great work.

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  32. That's a lot of disorder

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  33. I like the idea. I am not concerned about non-gamers thinking I'm ghouhish. We all die someday. .... Right now I'm a fan of the old Rally around the Flag ACW rules and am doing the following. Each eliminated figure is represented by putting a "casualty" figure behind the unit. These follow the unit around unit there is a stand lost (4 dead) , and then it is replaced by a dead minuatures figure (lying flat on the ground)and the stand is removed from play. What this means is that the tabletop is NOT loaded up with beads, paper chits, punch-hole reinforcers and coloured pipe cleaners. Also, you can see the progress of a battle and frankly something like what battlefields actually looked like. ....RatF is a simultaneous move game and I am in the process of getting hex shaped 1" bases. They will be used 2 at a time on top of one another. The bottom hex stand will be marked: CHARGE, MOVE, DEFEND, ROUTED 1, ROUTED 2 with arrows as appropriate. The top one will be painted and flocked as terrain. Therefore, these will help with the paperless recording of plans & status, remove doubts about the direction of movement or charge, will hide intensions from the opponent and will make the appearance of the tabletop better. Next to get the dice and beer cans off the table!!

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