This month is still, technically, AWI month which means I've got to get my rear in gear to get an AWI game in. My plan is to do Hubbardton in 15mm using the Neil Thomas "One Hour Wargame" rules, and also using Black Powder. (Hubbardton was a small battle, so using One Hour Wargame rules will probably take about 15 minutes to play)
Anyways, a herculean effort on my part to knock out about 6 ACW Regiments for next month's ACW battle. I'm probably doing the first part of McPherson's Ridge at Gettysburg, part of the desperate first day's battles. I was able to steal away precious minutes or hours here and there to throw some paint on these Regiments and the result is respectable, in my humble opinion.
|Union Regiments. These will make up Meredith and Cutler's Brigade on McPherson's Ridge.|
|Had so much fun painting those drums. I dont know why. I actually saved the musicians for last!|
|Union officers. I'm working on a Division Command stand as well.|
|I looked and found some very nice Confederate drum examples in my Troiani books.|
|If you look hard enough, you can see looted Yankee bed sheets from the march north. (even though Lee forbade pillaging and the ANV was actually pretty good at reimbursing people they "acquired" supplies from).|
|The whole Rebel force. 7 Regiments currently with another on the way.|
|Rebel batteries. I need to clean up the ground cover and flock.|
|Both forces arrayed!|
|BG Buford! Dismounted! They won't be in this part of the battle, but I HAD to put them on parade as well.|
|More cool drums|
|Zouaves - 14th Brooklyn maybe?|
|A dismounted cavalry regiment with their carbines|
So since next month is ACW, I'm finishing up the Regiments this month in anticipation of bigger and better battles. If anyone remembers my Peach Orchard battle last year, this will be more of the same! Huzzah!