I have not adopted a new fitness regime nor have I decided to embrace Yoga for the week, rather inspired by Der Alte Fritz and his Limber Day, I have decided to embrace the fact I
need want to have limbers represented on my ACW battlefields. Since I have given myself a fortnight (two weeks for those who don’t do English-English slang) to not only base all the limbers I have, but also some wagons, which can serve as both objective markers and heavy ammunition resupply markers if I use the Fire and Fury rulesets.
The plan is to have these done in the next two weeks. Which given that it is approaching the end of my work year, may not be the most realistic as it’s usually the craziest time at work*. But a deadline is often just the inspiration I need, even more so, if I state it rather publicly, rather than just set an arbitrary number in my head that I can soon forget or ignore. (to help with this I have scheduled a post in 2 weeks, that will either be an update of said goal, or a post with a rather hollow sounding question, how did I do?)
So what do I have to do?
And do I need anything more?
Probably more base colour paint, so a trip to Art Friend is in order. And looking at the above photo I realise I am 4 limbers short for both the USA and CSA forces if I want to field one per gun model. But since I don’t have them at this time, they will have to be the subject of some future post.
ACW Bases: PVA draft animals. PVA brown art sand. Raw umber wash. Naples yellow dry-brush. Custom flock blend along edges to give impression that the base is a road. (NOTE: two parallel dirt trails split by grass is a feature of car driven tracks, with wagons the grass line was where the draft animal walked, most wagons being single drawn.)
* Added to which I do get the second vaccine jab later this afternoon, and I have heard that it can give some people a few days of illness, so hopefully this will not be the case and I won’t lose any more time to COVID, but even if I do, small price to pay for being able to travel home and see my parents.