This finished Preston Pond’s brigade at Shiloh.
If you scroll down you’ll see a pic of the whole brigade – 25 stands of infantry plus the guns. Not enough for a starting out brigade for Longstreet still, but I made them really for the way we base ACW in the rest of the collection – 1 stand is rougly 100 men.
I’m unsure about what these actually looked like. I read that early in the war troops from Tennessee were equipped with frock coats and either light blue or black facings. I went with the light blue. And I mixed in a few guys with shell jackets. Redoubt packs a head pack called Tennessee heads that are guys with straw hats. They look kind of nice so I used several of them. There are also heads from Steve Barber mixed in. If you look closely there is one guy with a wee tiny head – that’s from Perry.
Not a bad lot.
I’ve now painted 100+ Redoubt ACW figures. I like them a lot, but it’s not without reservations. On the plus side there is a lot of flexibility in what you can put together and the sculpting is really nice. On the down side there is putting together – the guys with frock coats in RSS need both a head and the arm with gun attached to the body – and the casting isn’t that clean. There’s a lot of work getting off some of the casting lines sometimes leading to wiping out the nice sculpting. I would keep using them if I did a lot more, but it would be really nice if the casting was better.
Here’s another shot of Pond’s whole brigade:
You’ve seen a couple of units of Anderson’s brigade go by. I had leftover figures so did them and now I’ve ordered enough lead to finish that brigade. It’s a lot smaller, but still a fair amount of work to finish up.