Everything being done, it's time to get it all onto the table and see how it looks. Time to see if all these disparate pieces made individually will come together as a whole.
I did some mental gymnastics to lower my expectations; because nothing in reality really matches the images you have in your head. reality always lets you down. Like I have this idea of how I look in my head and then I see myself naked in the mirror......
As this is the end result of 3 months of hobby dedication, you'll forgive me in advance for the large picture barrage...
Previous part can be seen HERE
And here we go:
|One end of the table.|
|This is the side that the CSA will be attacking from.|
|The forest bases and fields do drape nicely over the hills.|
|I'm pleased that the railways cut (on left) and the road (on right) look suitably different.|
|Seminary Ridge with the Lutheran Seminary and Thompson House.|
The Thompson house later served as Lee's HQ.
|East McPherson's ridge running down the center.|
West McPherson's ridge has the the McPherson Farm marked by the barn.
|Herbst Woods butting up to the Willoughby Run (the stream)|
|I'm pleased with rolling hills effect.|
|I'm pleased that the wheat fields look decent.|
|Whole table again from an artistic slant angle...|
|As the scenario starts, On the Union side, The Iron Brigade is in the process|
of deploying behind Herbst woods.
|Meanwhile on the Confederate side,|
Arher's brigade is poised in front of Herbst woods.
|Naturally they collided.|
|I just think this is a pretty picture.|
|Second Game set up.|
The same scenario again
|The Seminary catches the morning light|
|CSA on the attack.|
|The Iron brigade smashing in with a counter attack.|
|Son #3 was mostly happy just messing with the balloons|
|Son #2 and Daughter #1 were smart enough to change into swim wear.|
I was all "you guys aren't even gonna hit me, I'm too fast too furious, I don't need to change..."