Thursday, August 31, 2023

More Rebs!

After a hiccup with the Union zouaves (broken castings), these figures will put a cap on Carl's ACW collection for now.

2nd Maryland, CSA

Two batteries with six horse limbers

Once the flocking is done, these figures will be on their way to Carl!

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Confederate Infantry Finished

 Carl's 10 units of rebel infantry are done!


Thursday, August 24, 2023

Confederate Generals Finished!

Carl's Confederate generals are based and sealed!

Lee and Aide

Jackson and Aide

Generic Confederate Generals

JE Johnston and Longstreet

Bragg and JEB Stuart

Hood and Ewell

The infantry are also done, and I should have some photos of them in the next day.


Sunday, August 20, 2023

Rebel Reinforcements

I misunderstood my instructions a bit, so I dipped into my spares box for these 24 marching Confederates. I had thought that I needed more butternut in the mix, so I painted these all in four different butternut shades.

Carl will have a 15 man regiment of Confederate sharpshooters. With their long brass scopes, these fellows look the part!

The ten generals in the Personalities pack are, L-R, front to back:

James Longstreet, Joseph E. Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, Nathan Bedford Forrest
Braxton Bragg, Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart
Richard Ewell, George Pickett, John Bell Hood

 I never quite understand why manufacturers include Pickett, of all people. He is the sole division commander in this array, while army and corps commanders like Jubal Early, John B. Gordon, A.P. Hill, James K. Polk, John C. Breckinridge, Richard Taylor, Patrick Cleburne, John C. Pemberton, William Hardee, Joseph Wheeler, Kirby Smith, and Albert Sidney Johnston are all absent.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Confederate Infantry Casualties and Generals

Carl's 10 Confederate regiments will have 27 casualties scattered amongst the stands. These figures were a lot of fun to paint!

He will also have ten Confederate generals to command his troops. 

Tomorrow I will start basing up all the line infantry regiments!

Sunday, August 13, 2023

50 Shades of ... Butternut

Another month, another commission. These 198 Rebel infantry are the start of a Confederate army for Carl.

The flags are from Maverick Models and are printed on cloth. I gave them a PVA glue wash. Once they are dry, I will try cutting them.

These figures are all 15mm Blue Moon, and they are as full of character as I remember! Carl's instructions were to make them ragged and bright.

Carl is undecided yet on which size base to use, 25mm or 30mm squares.