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