Exotic Southerners for ACW.

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Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Midshipman Easy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:37 pm

I'm back ... finally!

Ok so I am going in the "Longstreet" tournament at Cancon next year. Usually I play ACW using "Rank and File" with units usually being 6 stands strong. "Longstreet" however expects infantry to be in units of 10 stands. Now for the normal boys in butternut this is no problem as I can just shift stands between units. But my Southern Zouaves (see here viewtopic.php?f=73&t=6973) need a bit more work.

For the Louisiana Tigers I just need to paint up for more stands. No problem. But the "paintbox" regiment needs something a little more. One stand will be easy as I have come across a very brief passing description of a Louisianna Zouave unit wearing a black uniform. No other details but I am guessing black jacket and pantaloons, white trim/facings, red belt and blue shirt. So far so good but what about the other 3 stands.

Louisiana Chasseurs a Pied (first image, the guy on the right)
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Some Perry plastic Union infantry with a little green stuff and the tassles from zouaves for the plumes.

Louisiana Garibaldi Guard (scroll down a little)
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/giusep ... 024/page-2

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A Frankenstienen creation of the torsos of Perry Union infantry, Zouave legs, Confederate hats and plumes from Warlord English Civil War plastic infantry.

Maryland Guard (can't find a usable image).

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Another Frankenstien using the left over legs and torsos from the Garibaldi Guard. The problem with this is that the longer Union infantry sack coats and short zouave jackets leave a considerable gap to be filled. My sculpting is not great but provided you don't look too closely I think I can get away with it.
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Re: Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Captain Darling » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:03 pm

Hey Easy looking forward to seeing these painted up!

Longstreet is my favourite ACW set of rules!
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Re: Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Chuckie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:50 pm

Magic stuff mate. Taking it to new heights!

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Re: Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Midshipman Easy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:08 pm

This bloke looks like good inspiration for a figure. :D
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So another Frankenstien creation of plastic Perry ACW cavalry with the torso and head of a Zouave officer.
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And another little project for the artillery rivet counter types.
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Re: Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Captain Darling » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Nice mounted officer Easy!

Could the gun be a 12lb howitzer?
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Re: Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Midshipman Easy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:19 pm

Well yes, or it could be a 6pdr one. In both cases it would be rifled.

Once I start getting the carriage together you might have more of a hint.
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Re: Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Midshipman Easy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:04 pm

Well the troops are done now and will post them in the Display Cabinet shortly. Pickett is still at the tailor's so that just leaves the gun.

So Masters for the carriage. Not quite finished as I need to add some detailing but well on the way.
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Not going to make my own wheels this time as I have enough spare plastic wheels from some Perry limbers just lying around.
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And a close up.
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So this is meant to be a Wiard rifle. Ok so it was only used by a few Union batterys but still its cool and until the other night I knew of no one that made this in 25/28mm. Yes someone does but I am determined to finish this.
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Re: Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Admin Fella » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:45 pm

Spot on mate, nicely done.

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Re: Exotic Southerners for ACW.

Postby Captain Darling » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:02 pm

Looking forward to seeing your gun completed!
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