It actually being 2012, I thought it appropriate to re-base and complete my War of 1812 collection as well. Back in 1998-2000 I determined that I was going to paint up units from the US army representing all of its various incarnations. The War of 1812 seemed like a great jumping off point as :
- I was already painting up British Peninsular War Units
- The period seemed exotic as no one else was covering it.
- All I have to do is paint them blue, right? Right?
These figures were originally based for a modified version of Johnny Reb on 3/4" by 1" stands, and then again on 1.5" squares for a friends rules called "Anatomy of Glory" I am no longer enamored with the idea of base removal in games, I decided to do these in Battalion stands of 12-16 figs each.
Currently I have completed my Baltimore militia:
Some ACW figs I used for PA militia
Two Battalions from Scott's Brigade
And some generic later war Regiments
Of all my units, these are probably my favorites. The US 1st Dragoons
And a collection of US Riflemen in hunting Jackets.
I still have several units to finish rebasing, and I am still considering reorganizing them into 2-stand units just for the visual appeal, especially for the Indian Warbands.