Monday, January 23, 2023

American Civil War Battle, Bull Run 1861, all Union and Confederate forces assembled

 Time for a Grand Review!

More than 20 years in the making.

Union (left) and Confederate (right)

their 'comic' version

Just the Union command of McDowell

Beauregard's Confederate command

Each force contains at least one 'uniform confusion' brigade of a selected regiment from the command that wore tunics most often associated with the other army.

here Heintzelmann's 3rd Division of Howard's brigade
is seen in front of the Army of the Shenandoah

now Tyler's 1st Division of Keyes' brigade
is seen in front of the Army of the Potomac

I ought to be able to tell them apart on the tabletop, though still be able to use them as opposition forces if needed.

Then the new markers got put out to show I have enough for all forces to identify that they are fully loaded with first shot.  Spent and Worn conditions along with things like ammunition depletion.

little pins with green beads on them

that 'hook' over the unit id label
the pins are also metal, so they will be
magnetic and work with my other systems

comparison with unit IDs

... and without unit IDs

the forces are prepared

Much of the battlefield environment is already in hand, you can see the woods depicted in the images.
My next constructions will follow the urban environment, most of it already in hand, just needing to be constructed and finished.

the Sarissa Precision models railway
for 15mm has begun ...


Ross Mac said...

That's a whole lot of fellas, and all looking eager for the fight.

MurdocK said...

Thank you Ross