Copyright © 2022, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Wednesday, 2 February 2022

4th Maine Infantry Regiment

 Because of previous rules sets played, my collection of Union troops for the American Civil War contains quite a lot of stands of troops, but not a lot of command stands. As I'm now playing mainly Pickett's Charge or Longstreet I need to get some more command painted, but don't need that many infantry.

So, this entry looks like a small unit representing the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment, but once some of the surplus stands already in the collection are added it will be fielded at a more normal six to ten stand strength.


All the figures come from the American Civil War Union Infantry 1861-65 set of plastics, and I've assembled these infantry in this unit at right shoulder shift.


The pair standards are from GMB Designs.

Looks like a made a bit of a mess of basing though, that guy with the red neckerchief seems to be wandering off to his left, the sergeants need to get that sorted!

15 comments:

  1. Excellent command stand. Not everyone marches in-step. Base composition looks good. In my 10mm ACW project, I have the opposite issue. Old basing scheme had too many command stands and I am painting more troop stands.

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    1. American soldiers don't march anyway.....they walk! Granted, it may have been different 150 years ago!

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    2. Thanks Jonathan, we'll reach a balance one day

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  2. Very nice indeed Paul…
    Maybe your chap with the red neckerchief has seen a really important thing he has to deal with… instead of being shot at.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly, I find being shot at low on my list of priorities too

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  3. The Civil War is one where you can use different command stands for different units. This is a great example of what you get when swapping. Great stuff, take care.

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  4. These are really very nice indeed Paul, I really like the shades of blue you have used, they are so vibrant!

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