Thursday, August 19, 2010

Herewith a few pics... a supplement the rather dry progress report of my previous post.
The Confederate 3" battery piles it on as the infantry advance.
The Union boys prepare to respond with canister as the Rebs close the range.
Forgive the spanner on the window sill in the background. Perhaps this is Mechanicsville?
The 6th Georgia and the 5th Alabama go in under the eye of Gen'l Lee.

I've begun my third Union infantry regiment and am now pondering my next order. If you had about a hundred and twenty pounds to spend (courtesty of eBay) at Spencer Smith, how would you spend it? The only constraint is that it must be on 25mm Union or Confederate Staddens.


Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

They look pretty good...exceptional job

Ross Mac said...

They look great!

Next up? Well, I know one can game the ACW for years without ever needing cavalry, but..... if playing small games with a few regiments aside, nothing like a cavalry raid on a train station and they are traditional for OS ACW Wargames whether Featherstone or Grant and of course, if you're going to do Gettysburg... so I say go for a unit of Union Cavalry mounted and dismounted and an oppsing unit of mounted Rebs.

tradgardmastare said...

Cavalry is the the thing- I second Ross's idea!

tradgardmastare said...

Forgot to say the figs look great en masse! Well done Sir!

Archduke Piccolo said...

Very nicely painted and presented armies. You've got me looking into my own ACW forces...

There's plenty of scope for Cavalry actions, though mounted action weren't all that common on the large battlefields.

But a Brandy Station action, Trevilian Station, or Wade Hampton's cattle raid are good opportunities for predominantly Cavalry actions, even if much of them were dismounted.

It would be interesting to see how the combination of mobility and firepower works on the table top. As for the dear old cavalry charge - well, I know of a few, some successful... That Bedford Forrest regarded the shotgun as the finest cavalry weapon indicates he was no stranger to mounted action.

Old School ACW said...

Thanks Gentlemen,

OK, Cavalry it is. Two Union regiments mounted and dismounted along with another pair of infantry regiments (union and Confederate) to round out my infantry establishments to (Grantian) Divisional size.

I will be ordering a regiment or even a brigade of Confederate Cavalry in the near future for raiding duties.

Just the Union Horse for now to start getting Buford's brigade ready for the Gettysburg scenario.

Now, who remembers the John Wayne movie "The Horse Soldiers"? I recall a nice scene where a train load of Confederate soldiers pulls into town.