Thursday, December 6, 2012

ACW artillery

I havent found any Artillery designated to the Philadelphia Brigade, but i´m sure they was supported by some big guns, and the was a piece amongst the minis I got...but no crew...wouldent be much shooting without the gunners...but that might have been the cunning plan from my benefactora all the way...

I solved the problem with a sharp model knife and some Perry plastic infantry that now have enlisted for artillery:)

Here are some pictures of the finished artillery piece WITH crew;)









18 comments:

  1. Love the artillery :) got some Confederate artillery my self

    Regards

    Hobbyworker.

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  2. Fantastic! Figures and base, all is perfect!
    Phil.

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  3. These guys and their gun look fantastic Michael!!

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  4. You have some options with the artillery depending on how detailed you really want to go. I usually pick a battle and try and piece it together from there. At Gettysburg the Philadelphia Brigade was the 2nd Brigade (Webb), in the 2nd Division (Gibbon) in II Corps (Hancock). The artillery brigade for the 2nd Division was under Hazard and consisted of the following units:
    1st NY Light, Battery B - 10" Parrotts (x4)
    1st Rhode Island Light, Battery A - 3" Rifles (x6)
    1st Rhode Island Light, Battery B - 12# Napoleons (x6)
    1st US, Battery I - 12# Napoleons (x6)
    4th US, Battery A - 3" Rifles (x6)
    Its likely that one of these batteries always directly supported 2nd Brigade but I couldn't figure out which one. It does give you a mix of volunteer and regular army units to choose from and three different types of artillery pieces to add some variety.

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  5. I dug a little deeper. At Gettysburg the 1st Rhode Island Light, Battery B was in support of the brigade at the "Angle" on the 3rd day of the battle. I think these are the guns that the Confederate General Lewis Armistead's Brigade captured briefly.

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  6. Thanks my friends !

    @Kris, Thnaks for all the info !!!

    you seems to be as in to ACW as I´m in to Swedish 15th century history:)

    best regards Michael

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  7. I'm just starting a confederate artillery, nice work !

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  8. Very nice painting and superb basing. For a speedpainting project this is shaping up to look very good indeed. :)

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  9. Nice! Speed painting some confederates as well?

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  10. Thanks !

    Might be some confederates to now when perrys have released some new nice ones:)

    Best regards Michael

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  11. Lovely artillery, Dal. I'm finally looking to jump into Saga in part due to your posts and now I want to paint and play ACW as well! I can't keep up! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Mounty !

      Sorry to stress you;)

      Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Giles !

      Easy and fast work...

      Best regards Michael

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