Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Plattville Project gets under way

Next year is an ACW year for me.  With the 150th anniversary of the conflict this year and with next year being the 50th anniversary of the publication of the War Game by Donald Featherstone I think it seems the time is right for a Plattville project.  

I aim to recreate this famous miniatures battle once again. Some say it was the Confederate defeat at  Plateville Valley that was the turning point of the war and not Lee failure at Gettysburg.        

I plan to use Spencer Smith figures and to recreate the forces involved - this will require 6 infantry regiments  of 22 figures each, 2 cavalry regiments of 15 figures and 2 artillery batteries.  Infantry units are organised into 2 regiment brigades.  

My first unit finished is the 10th Ohio. The figures have been painted in Acrylics and then given 2 coats of gloss to get the old school fell. Figures are left unbased .

And here is the same photo in good old black and white - 


Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Extremely nice looking figures. The ACW isn't usually my thing, but I'mm eager to watch your Plattville Project take shape.

Best Regards,


Old School ACW said...

Splendid work. I seriously contemplated the SSM ACW line when I was planning my own "Old School ACW" project. What will you be using for cavalry?

Best wishes,

Greg Horne

paint pig said...

Looking forward to your next project. Reworking the Charles Grant scenarios has made great browsing so I know your ACW project will be a great success.

Ross Mac said...

I greatly enjoyed playing a slightly out of period version of the game this year and as my 20mm ACW armies grow, have been contemplating redoing it.

Your project sounds like a great/fun undertaking. Is that standard bearer converted from a German such as Don describes?


Mark Dudley said...


I am probably going to use SSM Cavalry as well - I do have a few old Hinchliffe 25mm figures lying around but these are to chunky compared to SSM


I am not that intrepid - the standard bearer is a standard SSM figure.


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