A few weeks ago I submitted 22 bases of Reb infantry and the artillery. This week you get the rest of the army - some Zouaves, the cavalry and the commanders. Here's a pic of everything in this submission to start you drooling.
"Good morning ladies and gentlemen. The flight attendants will now be distributing tissues for you to wipe up your saliva with"
Let us start with the cavalry:
All very nice, but has she been psycho-OCD enough to paint the buff collars?
Cripes! She has!
Well, not on all of them. Some of the troopers in grey jackets I decided not to paint the buff collars and cuffs. I'm not totally mad!
Of course, you have to have some dismounted cavalry as well:
And no ACW army is complete without some flamboyant and glamorous Zouaves in colourful uniforms:
Getting in close:
These are meant to represent the Maryland Guard Zouaves and the Louisiana Zouaves (not to be confused with their state compatriots, the Louisiana Tiger Zouaves). I didn't do all of the red trim on their jackets (or any of the black trim on the baggy trousers). Even I'm not crazy enough to do that in this scale.
An army also needs commanders:
|I'll see your skewbalds...|
|...and raise you a piebald!|
As with my Union army, I had a few spare cavalry figures which I've mounted singly to use as "PIP" markers, messengers or lower level commanders,:
Edit: forgot some pics!:
Now, working it out for points:
Mounted cavalry - 56 figures = 56 points
Dismounted cavalry - 28 foot and 12 horses = 20 points
Zouaves - 64 figures = 32 points
Commanders - 18 figures = 18 points
"PIP" markers - 7 figures = 7 points
Total = 133 points
As before, all figures are Baccus 6mm, who also supplied the flags on the commanders and Zouave bases.
I did mention that this completed my army (for now - I am a wargamer after all. And a megalomaniac to boot), so it would be remiss of me not to leave you with pics of the whole army together:
Not bad when you think these were all painted and based in a total of about 4 weeks.
Ah, I was beginning to fret that we wouldn't see a proper point bomb from Tamsin before the end of the Challenge, but here she is with flags waving, literally.
Jeez Louise, fantastic stuff Tamsin.
I've always admired your 6mm work and these don't disappoint. There is so much to like here. My particular favourites are the ragged lines of dismounted cavalry with their attendant groups of horse-holders and, of course, the colourful zouaves with their distinctive red kepis and baggy trousers. Absolutely wonderful paintwork - so very neat and clean.
This submission has a base of 133 points but I'm going to top it up to 150 due to the attention to detail with the uniform facings, banners and the fiddly Zouaves.
Stonking work Ms. P!!