The day for which I’ve furiously been preparing has finally arrived-Our first test game of Regimental Fire and Fury!

I’ve read the rules.
I’ve painted up a brigade of troops.
I’ve painted a battery of artillery.
I’ve painted a few of the suggested markers.
I’ve got my bag packed with camera, rule book, tape measure, and antacids (command is a heavy burden, after all!)

Here are the troops I’m bringing (the flock is still drying on some of these, which should tell you how near-run of a thing this has been.).

The whole shebang

The brigade

From left to right-

  • The 3rd Arkie. They’re in Extended Line formation, have half the stands they’re supposed to, and haven’t received a flag yet. I think I’ll say they’re elite veterans who have suffered casualties (for now). It will be interesting to see how a veteran unit with only a few stands will perform.
  • The 1st Arkie. These guys are sporting a Van Dorn’s Corps flag, and are in Line formation. To their left is their Brave Colonel, which gives the unit a +1 modifier to maneuver and combat checks. And maybe some other things. I need to re-read the rules.
  • Yell’s Battery. I’ll only be fielding two of these guns in today’s outing, but you see before you three 12 pounder Napoleon’s, a 10 pd Parrott rifle, and a couple of limbers behind. That’s the brigadier on horseback between the battery and the 1st Arkie. I should give him a name…how about Tillman (an old family name)?
  • The 2nd Arkie is on the right, and they’re in Field Column formation. They haven’t received a flag yet, either. I’m actually waiting for some replacement flags from GMB, and they haven’t arrived yet. Yes, I’m sad about it.  To the 2nd Arkie’s left are a few markers for ‘Out of Ammunition.’ I don’t know if we’ll be using those rules today, but it was easy to throw these markers together, so I did. Ironically, these Confederates are based on the good ‘ole US penny, which bears President Lincoln’s visage.


Here are some more mediocre photographs. You can tell the new figures because they haven’t had field stones added to their bases, yet. Also, we’re waiting on a warm day so they can be sprayed with dullcote.

3rd Arkie

3rd Arkie

1st Arkie

1st Arkie

The battery

The battery



2nd Arkie

2nd Arkie

Out of Ammunition Markers

Out of Ammunition Markers

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  • Thomas Nielsen  On 12/14/2013 at 12:36 pm

    Looking good :-)
    I have to admit that I haven’t got the time to send you the figs, sorry. I Promise I will do it this week.

  • tinpotrevolutionary  On 12/14/2013 at 2:22 pm

    They look like a fine bunch of boys! Good luck!

    • arkiegamer  On 12/14/2013 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you, sir. They acquitted themselves well, despite their commander’s truly abysmal die rolling.

  • Frank Arey  On 12/14/2013 at 10:01 pm

    You’ve come a long way in a short time.

    • arkiegamer  On 12/15/2013 at 10:50 am

      It doesn’t feel like a short time!

    • arkiegamer  On 12/15/2013 at 10:52 am

      Although, looking back through my blog, I guess I started this project about 10 weeks ago. That’s not too bad, really.

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