Well here goes with my third attempt at this period(and in a third scale!), and so far and despite my traditional mid-winter painting slump, I have managed to paint enough to start play-testing a few rule sets.
I have gone with 10mm to get the massed rank effect and I thought it would be easier to paint the ridiculous amount of facial hair in 10mm rather than my more usual 6mm choice. After a little research I went with Lancashire Games "Blaze Away" range, being lovely sculpts and the range has almost everything I need.
First up, is the start of my Confederate Brigade, which so far consists of two Regiments an Artillery Battery, Command and I have made a few markers for the rules(Rank & File) that I am leaning towards.
On to the miniatures:
A few stands of infantry in Skirmish order:
The First Infantry Regiment:
And its Command:
Second Infantry Regiment:
And finally a few Markers/Counters to represent the various conditions that can effect your units
this represents 1 Wound:
Two Wounds(stands are removed once they have received three wounds, so no need for anymore):
And for Morale purposes, this will represent a unit that is Unsteady:
And this will be to show that a unit is Routing:
I want to add another two or three Infantry Regiments, another Artillery Battery and a Cavalry Regiment, plus some Limbers and Supply Wagons to round out the force, but this lot will do for now at least to allow me to do some solo playtesting, well once I have a few Union troops to fight, which I am currently on with.