Saturday, November 7, 2015

28mm ACW Union Brigade

Much progress has been made on the ACW front as hopefully you've seen from our previously posted battle report using our new rules called This Hallowed Ground.  As a follow up to that battle report, here is one of a few posts I'm doing covering the completed "brigades" for each side.  Of course, the actual order of battle for a brigade can vary from battle to battle, but for the purposes of building the armies we are building in "brigades" that see 1 x brigade commander, 5 x infantry units and 1 x artillery unit completed.  Special thanks to Steve Dake for doing the majority of the paint work here.

Below you'll find three regiments from the Irish brigade combined with the 20th Maine and 5th New York.  I've also included pictures of one of the army commanders.  The Iron Brigade is also complete and will be covered in a separate posting.

Next up will be Armistead's brigade for my Confederate army.

Army Commander

Army Commander

Brigade Commander

Brigade Commander

20th Maine

20th Maine

69th New York

69th New York

28th Massachusetts

28th Massachusetts

116th Pennsylvania

116th Pennsylvania

5th New York

5th New York

Limbered Artillery Battery

Deployed Artillery Battery

10 comments:

  1. Very impresive Jay !!!

    Realy like the look of your 30 miniature units

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    1. Thanks! Yup, seems to be just right for the massed and rough lines you see in all the paintings and such.

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  2. Fantastic painting and basing...very nice indeed.

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  3. Echoing everyone above! The command bases look fantastic. Really like how you can push your bases together - seemless! And really like how the 3 artillery bases push together to make a nice vignette.

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    1. Thanks Ivor ... I had a specific look and feel I was going for and I'm really happy with the result ... I was thinking of the blocks of infantry advancing at the end of the Gettysburg movie. I also have always wanted to have a bit of a vignette style for my artillery units (for Napoleonic's ... but I would have way too much work to do to go back and do that ... but it worked out for ACW).

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  4. Very nice, they look spot on especially the 5th New York even if they are blue bellys

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    1. Lol, can guess which side you are on ;-)

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  5. hi there can i ask where u got ur flag holds on the horse please for the brigade commands as im looking at doing the same set up cheers

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    1. Hello Paul, all my flags are from GMB Designs. Or did you mean the flag holder? That is the standard bearer from the Perry Miniatures plastic cavalry set ... I use cut down 80mm wire pikes from Warlord Games for the actual poles as the stock Perry poles are not long enough.

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