|Siege of Vicksburg Map|
For the field positions around Vicksburg I've decided to use the Gabions from Ironclad Miniatures (https://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/ourshop/cat_302099-Gabions-28mm.html). I figured out using the map how many of each section I would need to complete the positions for Vicksburg and the Union artillery positions.
I have WW2 trenches from Ironclad that I used for my Pegasus Bridge game many years ago and their products are absolutely top notch.
(50mm each or ~2")
|Straight with Opening|
(100mm or ~4")
(100mm or ~4")
Printing of the ACW buildings for the edge of Vicksburg is nearing completion. I set out to print 11 buildings and the final building is printing now and after that there is just a couple of odds and ends to print for a couple of the other builds (e.g. stairs/veranda's).
These 11 buildings will add to my existing (finished) buildings to provide 14 buildings for the "edge of Vicksburg" and the host of civilians I have now to populate the town.
|11'ish of my 3D Printed Buildings|
(Printing in progress on #11)
I've started cleaning up these buildings, gluing them together and priming them to prepare for painting. I have taken the US Thanksgiving week off to start into the painting of these buildings.
My ACW collection is expanding significantly as well with 20+ infantry units, tons of casualties, new battlefield extras (camps, HQ, wagons, field forge, etc.), picket lines (skirmishers), civilians, artillery, cavalry, and ironclads. This is mark the end of my ACW collection - I will have everything I could possibly want for any scenario I'd ever want to do. The collection will be in excess of 2,000 miniatures.