Well, back to basics with this post and I guess the title gives away the subject. With the Longstreet rules in my hands I’m focusing on trying to complete my ACW (American Civil War) forces. So you can see below I have another 4 infantry units, a couple of guns and limbers plus some commanders.
Unfortunately, it will be a few more weeks before I can play my first game of Longstreet but I should have a very reasonable selection of figures by then. I’ll do a review of them after I have played the rules but so far they look very good and interesting to me. All that I had hoped them to be. This is another shot of the just finished bases from a different angle.
This group has my first marching units. I based these 6 to a base not the 4 I have been using with the other Union/Federal troops. This looks more convincing to me. I only have 2 units of 8 for these but that’s enough. I’m not as impressed on the marching look of troops as for the more ‘in combat’ look.
As you can see. I also have on these done two flags for each command stand. Now I have the basic units I can start to play a little and do some historical flags. Both these units have Ohio state flags as well as the standard Union battle flag.
The other units I have are 10 strong and I actually did an extra command base, just because. That command base actually has just a state flag on it – just because really and to look different. I believe some units may not have had the Federal flag all the time.
Lastly, a couple of Union commanders. These are on round stands to make them stand out from square junior commanders. I don’t think these are necessary for Longstreet but wanted to paint them up anyway.