Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Project: Siege of Vicksburg Update #8

A quick update for today as I march ever onwards with this massive project.  I'm starting to see things get on the tabletop and come together just a little bit each day.

My current focus is on the entrenchments/gabions and siege artillery.  By this Friday I will have completed all the federal guns and positions.  I'm working through the federal siege mortars now.

I did complete one of the Confederate 100pdr Parrott rifled siege guns.  This weekend and next week is all dedicated to completing the five Confederate siege gun batteries/positions.

Some pictures below ...







So you can start to see how the fortified positions will be represented on the table top - I have to admit the picture doesn't do it justice ... and when the whole Vicksburg "line" is done this should be (hopefully) fairly impressive - especially with the elevation provided by the foam under the fur mat.






And that is the Federal artillery done!

If you are sick to death of Vicksburg project updates, all I can say is my apologies - this is a large project and in the process I'm completing my massive ACW collection to boot - so it has taken a while - but the end is nigh as I'm running this game on February 15th - so it's gotta be done by then.  After that you'll see some non-ACW related posts coming - but until then, this project is 100% of my focus.

14 comments:

  1. That's some seriously large ordinance! Outstanding job.

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  2. Not sick at all dear fellow, in fact I would feel snubbed without the updates. It's like watching your kid grow up, don't want to miss a moment. Okay maybe not the best analogy but you get the picture. I am excited to see it all put together when done.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Lol, glad to hear it and makes perfect sense :-) Just finished the mortars and added them to the post ... making good progress :-) Thanks Kevin!

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  3. Most impressive and beautiful units of artillery, well done Jay!

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    1. Thanks Phil,looking forward to finishing more of the larger reb guns :-)

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  4. Happy to see the ACW stuff, these are lovely if a little extravagant for my meagre collection, would like to see the game in full flow 👍

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    1. Thanks - getting there - I will certainly take pictures once the game is fully out on the table :-)

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  5. Proper fabulous they are, those seige guns are awesome!

    Cheers
    Matt

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  6. Some very fine ordinance Jay...
    I am certainly not sick of seeing your toys... the more the merrier.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Excellent, more toys to come :-) Thanks Aly!

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