Saturday, February 6, 2010
Union Infantry Regiment In Wheat Field
Against my better judgement I decided to base this Regiment advancing through a wheat field, or unmowed hay field or whatever you want to call it. Either way, I think it looks pretty good but I'm sure it will look ridiculous once it's on the gaming table. Which in all honesty shouldn't bother me because these will probably be more display figures then gaming. But I see it all the time, miniatures that are based with an urban or winter theme, and they look so awesome, but then when you throw them on the traditional green wargaming table they stick out like a sore thumb!
Worst case scenario, I decide to rebase these, and I've worked out a great looking technique to make these fields and can make some portable ones or even better build that huge board I've been dreaming about!
On to the pictures!
Uh-oh, someone's got a bent musket!
If you look closely you'll see that the standard bearers for this Regiment are converted riflemen, the command pack comes with 2 officers, 2 drummers, 2 standard bearers, and 4 misc NCO's. So I just grabbed two of the riflemen, clipped off their muskets and drilled/filed as necessary. Problem solved!
I have another Confederate Regiment to paint, and that finishes up my order from Sash and Saber, not too bad, 80 infantry, 2 guns, and 20 crew in about 3 months. I need to place another order with some dismounted Cavalry, Command, and 2-4 Infantry regiments for each.