Sunday, September 27, 2015

Iron Brigade(15mm)



I finished this unit a couple months ago and now have finally got around to posting them. They are part of the famous Iron Brigade easily identifiable by their frock coats and tall Hardee hats. They were arguably the best brigade in the union army in the east and maybe even the west until Gettysburg were they suffered catastrophic losses in this battle losing most of their mid western veterans that were later replaced by able, but not quite as good replacements. By proportion the Iron Brigade suffered the most losses of any brigade in the war. The brigade was so tough rebels were recorded as saying something to the effect of "Here comes those damn black hats again!" as they new they were in for a brawl. I like the brigade so much the 28mm version I painted awhile back is my blog header.:-)

I still have a backlog of ACW to go through so more on the way eventually.

Thanks for viewing.:-)
Miniature Company-Old Glory 15's

   

34 comments :

  1. Excellent brushwork! The animated Old Glory 15s really make the unit have a great sense of forward motion.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! It's true old glory does have quite a bit of animation in their sculpts and sometimes it looks a little awkward, but most of the time it looks good and adds to the character of the unit and works well like this unit.

      Christopher

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  2. lovely work and basing - marvelous!

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  3. Fabulous looking Black Hats, Christopher. And this unit surely is well-represented by your blog banner too!

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  4. Superb painting and basing Christopher, and nice addition of some unit history too!

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    1. Thank you kindly Chris and happy you enjoyed the small history as well!

      Christopher

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  5. Beautiful work and most impressive as a group.

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  6. excellent work. one of my favourite units during the war

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  7. Very crisp work Christopher, damn nice unit!

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  8. Love 'em, and your new banner Christopher! Really makes me want to play some ACW.

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    1. Thank you Monty, but the banner isn't new and has been there for quite some time.;-)

      Christopher

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  9. Very very fine work Christopher!

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  10. Fabulous painting Chris! Not sure if I've already seen them in the flesh but I'm rather sure they'll come in handy in one of our next games.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! Yes actually you have seen them, but they probably got lost in all the blue.:-)

      Christopher

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  11. Fine work there on the little chaps, Christopher!

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  12. Great looking unit :) Really captures the 'feel' for the boys in blue...

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  13. Great work and an excellent looking unit!

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