After a hiccup with the Union zouaves (broken castings), these figures will put a cap on Carl's ACW collection for now.
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023
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
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
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
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.