Here is the latest unit I've painted for my slowly growing 28mm ACW collection. I have a good sized 15mm
collection, but recently I've shifted over to painting 28mm ACW. It can't hurt to have the same period in two or three scales, right?! I am building troops for Hood's 1864 Spring Hill / Franklin / Nashville campaign. It's close to my heart since I live in that part of the country and I enjoy tramping the local battlefields. I painted this unit as the 36th IL, which took part in the "Affair at Spring Hill, TN". I wanted them to have the look of a unit that's been in the field campaigning for a while.
|On the painting table...almost finished.|
|Here is the 36th IL. A 25 man unit for "Johnny Reb II" (aprox. 500 men at 1:20).|
|A closer look at the command stand. A Hovels ACW house is behind the unit.|
|The firing line!|
|Another view of the firing line. I think Dixon figures have a lot|
of character, even if they aren't the most realistically proportioned.
|My goal is to have enough figures ready by May of next year so that I can run a big|
"Johnny Reb" game at Nashcon.
|The next batch of figures primed and ready to paint. I have been waking up early to paint|
before I go to work. I find it very productive time while everyone else in the house is sleeping!