ACW Vignettes

I’ve recently made some terrain vignettes for the ACW. The first one is a smithy. I didn’t do much research, I just looked at images from 19th century American blacksmith shops and then built a simple hut.


The blacksmith figures are from a medieval blacksmith set from Donnington Miniatures I’ve had lying around for years now.


As always, I made the building out of plastic sheet and covered it with match sticks. The chimney is sculpted out of green stuff. I’m not completely happy with it, but it looks ok.

The other vignette is a small scene that links to the topic of friction.


A limber broke down on a road and the crew is working (more or less) frantically to replace the wheel.


As always when such things happen, two guys are actually working on the problem while the rest is standing around and doing other – certainly important! – stuff.


A straggler is chatting with the horse holder.


A sergeant is stopping the traffic and securing the scene of the accident…


… while the officers are, well, officering.

The figures are a mix from different manufacturers, mostly from Peter Pig, but the straggler is from Essex, who make a nice pack of soldiers at rest. The limber is from QRF.


This will be a good objective for a game of Sharp Practice or just a background scene to enliven the table.


6 thoughts on “ACW Vignettes

  1. Pete S/ SP August 19, 2018 / 1:31 am

    Love them. I always think they the look great when you add them to the edges of the game.



    • cptshandy August 19, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Thanks Pete!

    • cptshandy August 19, 2018 / 8:51 pm


  2. Faust August 20, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    That Blacksmith set is really nice, great job on it! Put some iPhones in the ‘standing around guys’ hands, and you have a modern day scenario! 😉

    • cptshandy August 20, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      🙂 Thanks!

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