Tuesday, January 7, 2014

From SebG: 15mm ACW Union Infantry Regiment (65 points)


At first I thought this entry  was a bit of a surprise from Seb but then I remembered that when I first met him we played ACW at Posties together.

From Seb:
Erm. It's now finally time to get serious. I now have some free time during the evening to paint some more.
What you see is the start of my Longstreet brigade, since I intend to play the grand campaign. I've opted, as my first unit, to depict the famous chasseurs from the 14th Brooklyn. They were at Bull Run in  1861, and, as you can see, wore red trousers and a blue-trimmed red cap.
As I wanted some variations, I chose Old Glory. Sadly they don't do the 14th Brooklyn, so I took some 15mm zouaves, and, with the proper paint job and from a distance, they look the part. What you have is 30 chasseurs plus one dead Union soldiers, just to add a touch drama. You can almost feel they're moving towards the rebs.

I was disappointed by the standard bearers (1 pose only), so the two you have here are actually conversions: I cut the sabre of the officer to put a pole instead, and the other one is a regular soldier who exchanged his musket for the other pole. The flags have been downloaded and then printed.

That is a great looking regiment Seb! You're right, Old Glory does provide a multitude of poses to allow one to make up characterful units, though I am surprised by the lack of variant standard bearers. Nonetheless, you did a masterful job on the conversions and it makes your command stand unique and dynamic.

The 14th Brooklyn will give Seb 65 points, which includes a bit extra for his excellent standard bearer conversions. Well done Mr. G!

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous command stand Seb and nice point haul!

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  2. Nicely done unit. Lots of movement.

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  3. You can't beat red trousers, for a nice looking unit. Well done.

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  4. Very nice indeed, very colourful

    Ian

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  5. Mr G. hey?
    I like that

    Thanks a lot everyone.

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  6. Hi,

    well! all is said above, mate !
    what I could add to that?

    Bravo Seb ils sont magnifiques!
    bien joué;-)

    Amicalement.

    GillesW

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