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"After Receiving Several Reports Of Missing Persons..."

"...The Raccoon City Police Department's special S.T.A.R.S. unit immediately began investigating the affair."

These three 28mm scale 3D printed pieces are available as part of the Resident Evil 2 - Board Game - 3D Wall sets - Set 1, 2 & Corner Set 1 by the "Pro Tech Painting" eBay store, and have been designed to be used with the "cooperative board game" produced by "Steamforged Games". The large wall measures 80mm in width and 35mm in height, whilst the short and corner walls measure 40mm in width and 35mm in height.

The brick walls were initially 'cleaned up' with both a nail file and sharp modelling knife, before being primed with a double-helping of "Vallejo" Heavy Red. They were then washed using a mixture of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade, and heavily dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Red.

"Warlord Games" WIP - The ACW soldiers have been based, primed and had some of their shoes 'picked out'

With about a third of my 3D printed scenery now completed, I have had an opportunity to turn my attention to "Warlord Games" and their seemingly triumphant announcement concerning the imminent release of "Epic Battles: American Civil War". Described by the Nottingham-based company as a game "based on the familiar award-winning Black Powder rules system, with a few period-flavour tweaks to cement the battles in the ideologies of American Civil War doctrines", this 15mm scale hard plastic affair certainly seems to have whipped up quite the furore within the historical wargaming world. Not least because it's hard plastic infantry are more akin to being 13mm in height and resultantly don't appear to blend well with other similarly-sized manufacturers.

Fortunately, apart from a brief dabble in ACW with some 15mm figures by "Peter Pig" I haven't ever really given this period much thought, so decided to purchase both the January 2021 issue of "Wargames Illustrated", in order to get my hands on a single sprue of "Warlord Games" models, as well as a second-hand copy of the old Black Powder background rule-book "Glory, Hallelujah" too. Currently, I'm rather undecided as to whether I want to try my hand at such a large scale project. so simply plan to see what all the fuss is about by painting a twenty-man unit or two.

"North Star Military Figures" WIPs - The "Frostgrave" Tribal archer is slowly having all his detail painted

I have though done a bit of research on the Confederate States force of my choice and decided to go with an Alabama regiment for now. These troops eventually went the way of all Robert Edward Lee's units by predominantly wearing grey uniforms. But before 1863 were known to fight in dark blue frock coats with black broad-brimmed hats - a palette which will help me somewhat break-up the monotony of endless grey shirts and trousers...

Lastly, I have made some in-roads into my Witch's warband for "Frostgrave" by finally setting aside some dedicated hobby time on the first of my party's two archers. There certainly is a lot of detail on the "North Star Military Figures" hard plastic Tribals, so I am definitely having to be patient as I slowly pick my way up the model pouch by feathered leg-band. Fortunately, the less powerful the fighter, the less adornments I gave them, so I'm hopeful that by the time my energy starts flagging, I'll have less tricky painting subjects before me.

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