Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A few more ACW figures!

My friend Chris came over and took a few pictures of some of my recently painted ACW figs. His camera is a lot better than mine, so I thought I'd take advantage of that and share some of his pics! We all have that friend with the awesome camera, right? Thanks, Chris! Click on the pics to enlarge.

Dismounted 28mm Dixon CSA cavalry figures. I just finished the rest of the unit (3 more stands). I'll post some pics soon.

A lone Federal dismounted cavalryman.

The 111th Ohio crossing a bridge.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A few more 28mm ACW figures!

I've been on a roll lately painting more 28mm ACW figures! It's nice to get some time at the painting table every day. I'm still painting through my mountain of Dixon's, but I plan on buying some Sash and Saber in the near future. I've been checking out their website and they look fantastic!

I've been building ACW units for the OOB for the Battle of Franklin, 1864. I figure I'll just keep painting until I have them all painted! We'll anyway, here are a few pictures of units fresh off the painting table:

111th Ohio - stationed on the main line of works at the Battle of Franklin. I painted them as a veteran Federal unit with brown leather equipment and faded blue uniforms. The flags are the free Warflags, but I've touched them up a bit and added a little glue to give them that "waving in the breeze" look. This is a 20 man unit for "Johnny Reb 2".

Dismounted Rebel cavalry - I painted two stands to play test John Hill's new grand tactical ACW rules (two stands is a regiment). The remainder of the unit is on the painting table.These are going to part of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's dismounted cavalry corps.

A recent eBay purchase - a set of 25mm Frontier Miniatures Confederates. I'll likely paint them as western Federals. I really like these old figures.
One last note: In my opinion, the best book on the Battle of Franklin is Eric Jacobson's "For Cause & For Country". It covers Spring Hill and Franklin in great detail. Highly recommended!

Take care and good gaming! - Cory