Okay, only primed - mostly - but at long last the Old West/Indian Wars figures move forward. Foreground left is 120 American Bison (only six to finish painting - all in need of bases textured), center is the entire 7th Cavalry with Custer right up front and forty-nine stands following for 150 total mounted figures. To the right is the Native American pony herd, 72 horses, and coming up behind them are three groups of allied scouts, 36 total. In the background is the 7th again but this time dismounted plus casualties.
The canopy wagons are Peter Pig army supply wagons.
After all that brown - and wee bit of white - a bit of color is needed so here is a sampling of 'flavoring' terrain, I think I'm over 120 pieces now in a variety of styles.
There is still another entire "regiment" to prep but it will be three separate battalions of four companies each - 5th, 6th, and 9th(or 10th). Then there is a group of high command - Terry or maybe Crook. Last of all will be the figures to populate the fort including some civilians.
And that's just the US Army above (and some animals unaffiliated with any fighting force).
There's mountain of mounted warriors and a whole bunch on foot plus a plentitude of villagers. And then there are all the civilians including the black hat guys and the white hat guys. Yes, it is a huge collection for the era (other than being in 15 mm). No, not insanity, just a large amount of zeal for a fun period. Maybe someday it will all get painted. See earliest posts here for trains!
Important to remember the point of this collection: my penultimate Extravaganza Game:
THE WHOLE WILDER WEST, ALL AT ONCE.