Monday, 16 February 2015
ClintB (Paint Monkey) - 15mm ACW (87 Points)
Well painting on behalf of a friend hence the "Paint Monkey" name tag. This day some 15mm American Civil War figures.
This time out some Berdan's Sharpshooters. Berdan's was a famous Union Regiment which served at Gettysburg as well as other battles. They wore a distinctive green uniform as opposed to the normal Union dark blue. All the bases are 30mm square (the 1/2 base is 30mm x15mm) and I have had to match my pals existing bases, which has not been as easy as doing my own thing. But his choice so what can you do. It is after all better to have an army that looks similar than one that has come from several sources.
Here is a group of re-enactors portraying the unit. (No Curt I am not claiming points for the re-enactors). Just so you know they should be green and not blue and not that I have been taking EXTRA non prescribed medications!
Using the Peter Pig "Civil War Battles" rules we have 8.5 bases (yes the rules have 1/2 bases) for a total of 26 figures (one of which is laying down.) Including command stand with a paper flag attached.
Additionally the rules require casualty markers, so here are 5 of those as well, including another laying down. The Casualty markers are "Peter Pig". and the troops on fighting stands are "Blue Moon". Just to make it more confusing the mounted figures are all Frei Korps .
Mounted we have a command stand for Hooker. One General, one Standard with paper flag again and one aide de camp.
And Lastly. a command stand for General McClellen. Again General, standard and aide de camp make up the command stand.
Very nice work Clint. I smiled when I first saw these. It reminded me of when I was doing ACW re-enacting there would often be a preponderance of Berdan Sharpshooters and Iron Brigade showing up at Eastern events, then followed by a smattering of 'meat and potato' line troops. It always made me laugh. It's like after the popularity of the Sharpe series you'd think the entire Napoleonic British Army was made up of nothing but Rifles and Highlanders. I guess that deep down, everyone just wants to be a special snowflake. ;p
Clint, is this going to be a big project for you, or are you just adding a few units to your friend's collection? Nevertheless, he's a very lucky fellow to have these new additions to his force. Well done!