CSA Reinforcements

It has taken most of the summer to finally get these guys finished, but they represent a significant gain in the 10mm ACW project.



One of the reasons for the healthy time requirement here is my tactic for painting confederate infantry.  Small scales lend themselves well to an 'impressionist' view, so I want the confederates to look like a patchwork quilt compared to the uniform Union blue.  I broke these models up into thirds and then based coated each set with different foundations: Grey, Tan (AP Skeleton Bone) and Butternut (AP Leather Brown)  I kept these colors for the Jackets and then randomized the the pants using the same three colors, plus the odd pair of 'acquired' sky blue trousers.  

Once the whole set was done, I mixed them up and randomly selected the figures for each stand.  Probably not the most historically accurate approach, but again I am going for impressionist art here...


These four regiments bring me up to 12 all told for the CSA, so I am considering this collection "game worthy" and will only need small additions for the future.  I have a few odds and ends to finish, but should have most of this project caught up this month.


I would also be remiss to point out that I finally got around to finishing part of my secret santa gift for this year.  I received a pair of GHQ ACW infantry blisters: 1 confederate and 1 Union Iron Brigade.  I rolled the confederate infantry into the blisters I had already ordered from GHQ, thus the significant delays getting them completed.  The Iron Brigade is in storage until I get around to making another order as I need at least 1 more blister to complete a regiment.


Comments

  1. They're very impressive. Great job!

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  2. Lovely painting there- a greaty collection.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  3. If I count right, that's just under 200 figures - even in 10mm, that's no small amount! They look great... and are less filling, too!

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    1. I am finding that 10mm fits the niche well to replace the last of my 15mm collections. 6mm still works for mass battles, but 10mm seems to work well for the long lines and lower troop numbers of the period.

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  4. Good method for painting Rebs and then mixing together to field motley regiments. I like it! My ACW 10s will make it out on the gaming table on the 27th. Hope you can attend!

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    1. Things look positive so far, I may have to spend the morning working at the in-laws as penance however.

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  5. Impressive, very impressive!

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