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New project for 2022.

Posted by Harry Faversham on 17 Dec 2021, 15:12

I've decided to recreate my Plains Wars Collection in 15mm. When my old pal passed away I gave away the vast 20mm Wild West collection we'd built up over the last 40 years. Both of us had been proper Hollywood Wild West nuts, and I couldn't see me playing with the collection with anybody else.
I'm being called to 'go west old man' again, so have to start from scratch.
I'm going to need Monument Valley and assorted scenery for starters. Cavalry fort, Iron Horse, Stagecoach and a fair sized Injun village through the passes in the mountains... how hard can it be?
Add in about 300 mounted and dismounted Horse Soldiers and Cheyenne, a wagon train, settlers, ranchers, cattle drive and wandering Buffalo herd and the job's a good 'un!
I'm plan to chart progress here as I go along.

:-D
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Posted by MABO on 17 Dec 2021, 16:18

I promise you will have many followers in this topic!
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 17 Dec 2021, 18:24

Hope so, all constructive criticism will be welcomed!

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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Dec 2021, 07:11

Sorry to hear about your old Pal, Harry.
Wagons West it is then? A Quest to find good stuff or scratch build?
I will look forwards to seeing any progress on your topic.
i used the Woody Train Set for my wild west efforts. Cheap and cheerful i just pulled the Woody figures off ,and there was my iron horse plus naff wagons and Hornby track and transformer. BB
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Posted by Peter on 18 Dec 2021, 18:22

I'm looking forward to this project! Wild West! That can't be bad! :thumbup:
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 19 Dec 2021, 05:29

Beano Boy wrote:A Quest to find good stuff or scratch build?
I will look forwards to seeing any progress on your topic.
BB


Thanks chaps, I'm guessing there'll be some scratching, usually is once I start messing! First Troop of Cavalry and Command due to ride into Fort Twoflags on Dec 25th.

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 20 Dec 2021, 12:32

"And we're off!"

Fort Faversham is completed and ready to receive it's garrison. The Fort has been built to protect the vital 'Faversham Trail' as it traverses the Powder River Country. The trail was blazed by renowned Scout and Indian Fighter, Harry 'Buckshot' Faversham in 1868. Now the Cheyenne are on the Warpath Fort Faversham will be crucial in keeping the trail open for both the Pony Express and the Wagon Train.

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 20 Dec 2021, 15:41

Fort Faversham!

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 20 Dec 2021, 15:42

But for some unfortunate pilgrims...
Fort Faversham came too late!

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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Dec 2021, 16:20

Oh, that fort! Played with it until it went to pieces! Very small ones! It was great! And very nice to see again. Thought about buying a reissue early 90s, but it never happened.
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Posted by Peter on 22 Dec 2021, 23:00

Fort Airfix must be lying around here somewhere, just don't know where. And it was uncomplete as far as I remember! ;-)

Great start Harry! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 23 Dec 2021, 04:23

Thanks for that. F Troop (remember that one!) will be arriving to garrison Fort Faversham on Crimbo Day!

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Posted by MABO on 23 Dec 2021, 10:06

Cool start for this project. This will be so great to follow!
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 27 Dec 2021, 13:20

Back in our pokey little seaside resort, from having Crimbo with the lad and his family. Escort home was by three Troops of 15mm Blue Moon 7th Cavalry...
lovely little minis who'll be going under the brush this week.

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 28 Dec 2021, 08:43

One question that's already cropped up...
Whose figures mix best with 15mm Blue Moon, Hovels or Peter Pig?

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 30 Dec 2021, 11:17

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Captain Nathan Brittles:

"You got a breath on you like a hot mince pie!"

Top Sergeant Quincannon:

"Ah, Captain darlin'. As you well know I took the pledge after Chapultepec."

Captain Nathan Brittles:

"And Bull Run, and Gettysburg, and Shiloh, and St. Patrick's Day, and Fourth of July!"

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 30 Dec 2021, 11:19

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"So here they are: the dog-faced soldiers, the regulars, the fifty-cents-a-day professionals... riding the outposts of a nation. From Fort Faversham to Fort Apache - from Sheridan to Stark - they were all the same: men in dirty-shirt blue and only a cold page in the history books to mark their passing. But wherever they rode - and whatever they fought for - that place became the United States."

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