ACW – Yellow Confederate Brigade

Back to some ACW 10mm figs this week. This time some yellow head geared confederate troops. Here are 11 bases of them in fact so these can be 2 regiments if I like. This is especially true as I have 2 different flags for them.

I decided not to base these off any specific unit – again just being generic and the yellow is much less common than red as a trim colour. But it stands out nicely as mentioned before so I used it for these troops. Really I likely should have done red but I wanted something different. Yes I may have started these with the yellow Union troops I showed weeks ago.

The flags are generic Confederate flags – printed off by me from searching the internet. They work quite well for 10mm and do not really cause any issues. They are clear enough that they work well with the models. They do nicely finish off this set of units.

These seem to have floppy hat – I guess a fez/turban which has not kept it’s shape. Still they look the part and are easy to spot on the table, which is why I went with yellow in the first place.

So there we are. More Confederates for my 10mm forces.

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A painter and gamer who has no illusions about being the best painter but likes to play with decently painted toys and have fun gaming
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10 Responses to ACW – Yellow Confederate Brigade

  1. Marvin says:

    Nice! I think I prefer the yellow to the red. I also like how more regularly uniformed your confederates are. Many paint them as a shabby rabble which may have been close to the reality towards the end of the war but perhaps doesn’t look as attractive on the gaming table.

    • mellis1644 says:

      Thanks – yes I won’t do too many in yellow but it’s nice for a few. As these are more ‘uniformed’ I thought to do them for the early war years and have a more consistent look. I have loads of ragtag Confederates already as well which helps in the decision.

  2. Brilliant for 10mm figures. 🙂

  3. Argentbadger says:

    Terrific. I don’t know a great deal about ACW uniforms – is the yellow a normal colour for their hats or is it a convenience for when playing?

    • mellis1644 says:

      Thanks- some ACW units at the start of the war had full or partial Zouave style uniforms. Typically they had bright headgear (turbans/fez or floppy hats) and sometimes bright and baggy pants etc. The Federal troops are well known for this but the Confederates had a few units. Mostly those had red as the primary colour but I have found a couple of references to some using yellows so did units for either side with that. It makes them different than the others on the table as much as anything else. 😉

  4. anthony says:

    I think I painted the 5th Georgia and Berdan’s for the same reason, having some guys in green just breaks up the units and give some variety to paint.

    Well done.

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