|"At "em boys! Damn their hides, they'll taste steel before we're done with'em!"|
For those of you who do not know Shiny is a 28mm Irish-American Colonel in the Union Army. He was originally a Renegade figure with an extra glossy varnish coat, thus his nickname. Shiny is now represented by a Sash & Saber figure (seen to the right at the top of the column). He first appeared in several skirmish games as leader of a company of Infantrymen but has now become the Colonel of a Brigade of 4 regiments from Ohio.
I have just this weekend generated a semi-autinomous Shiny character for the Duty & Honour RPG. Even though this system is really intended as a multiplayer RPG I think it's unique Mission resolution mechanics could be used to flesh out a continuing narrative background for Shiny. So I'll give it a go. I hope to publish either a D&H session report or a Guns at Gettysburg battle report every couple of weeks so stay tuned. I'm not sure if I will post other ACW musings and painting logs on here or not. Let me know your preferences, that stuff could just as easily stay on the original blog.