Saturday, 2 March 2013
An Old Friend Revisited.
I was sorting out my bookshelves the other day and came across this rather battered slim volume , This book set me off painting ACW armies - a process still in motion to this day . Published by the now defunct Almark publications in December 1970 (soft back - I could not afford the hard backed edition back then) for the princely sum of 17s 6d or 87 and a half New Pence . In this age of the Internet and Amazon it is hard to imagine what a influence and resource this small book was to a beginner wargamer , colour prints of exotic Zouave uniforms and regimental organisation all thing almost impossible to find then but just a few taps on the keyboard now. It had me repainting my plastic Airfix ACW collection and reinforcing it with numerous other units .Almark were a giant of the modelling- wargaming hobby back in the early 70s , but somehow just disappeared to be replaced by Blandford and Osprey, I had to wait a couple of years for the accompanying ACW cavalry book to come out and the artillery one never appeared (click on photo to enlarge).