ACW Army of the Potomac

This summer I started a brand new project. I got in to a ACW "period". Last time this happened was several years ago. When I go in to a special period like this I become allmost manic. I read everything I can get my hands on about the subject and se all movies and documentaries.

Well I decided to start building a new ACW army. My choise is a Union force of the eastern theatre. Regiments included in the Potomac army is going to be my first choises. The army of the Potomac Is the most "polished" army in the civil war, and the largest.

The loads of exciting volunteer regiments and state militia gives the opportunity to paint more colorful units like the Zouaves of the 5th NY or the 114th Pennsylvania for example.

The greatest challenge is to find out about all differnt ranges and what goes with what? So far Im allready painting a box of Perry plastict and they are allmost finished. I have orders samples from Redoubt to see how much bigger they are than Perrys and Foundry. I have allsom ordered Sash and Saber Zouaves wich I belive should go well with Perry and Foundry.

Of the Perry box I have painted 16 of them as the great Brooklyn boys, "the red legged devils" of the 14th (Brooklyn) New York State Militia. A regiment with both progressiv ideals against slavery-and a dashing appearance with red and brass in their uniforms. Im going to add 20 figures from other manufacturers, making a total number of 36 figures in the regiment. The Perry plastics are lacking many of the geer that the 14th had. But whit difficulty I have managed to make them look allmost correct. As soon as I have putt on the flag I shall post pictures of the first 16 figures of the 14th.

Well the other 20 figures in the box, now 70% finished is the begining of the 20th Maine under Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Allso a regiment whit a lot of abolishonists. The are going to be dressed in common "blue" with the red corps badges on their kepis.

The planed regiments Im going to paint is as following.

14th Brooklyn New York State Militia
20th Maine Volunteers
5th New York Volunteers

114 Pennsylvania Volunteers

44th New York Volunteers Ellsworths Avengers
146th New York Volunteers
155th 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers

I love to have a litle unit of fire Zouaves for the early war battles.

11th New York Volunteers 1th fire Zouaves

As you can see Im going for alot of Zouaves. But Im also going to paint other units like artillery, cavalry, and more infantery.

The Iron brigade and the different Irish regiments are of intresst and I also love the 54th Massachusets colored regiment. As so many others I have seen the movie "Glory" and Ive read the book "A Brave Black Regiment" of Luis F. Emilio, one of the surviving captains of the regiment.

A week ago I ordered more perry, this time metal. A 3" Parrot whit crew and som packs of command and skirmishers. This will finish of my 20th Maine.

This is a big and very hard project. It can take years If it will ever be finished. well I dont want It to finished. Non of my armies are ever finished. Im a collector and I want to collect, paint and game, allways expanding my forces- FOREVER. People who plan, buy and then settle with a "point army" dont make any sense to me? They are like wargamers who dont like to paint or allways go with the cheepest figures. Why the hell dont they play computer games instead ?:) Thats missing out on the whole point of this hobby.

No more ranting about that. Next post= The first pictures of the 14th NYSM


Postat av: andre holmlund

hur går det för dig med dina acw union troops?

2010-05-13 @ 18:23:51
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