While I was deployed last year I discovered a neat company (Gordon & Hague) who were producing 10mm Pre-painted ACW troops. Many were on clearance as they were transitioning to a new paint scheme so I bought up a small army to occupy my time in hope that they would augment my existing 10mm armies back home.
Well, most of the infantry were a bit on the tall side for my existing ACW armies , so with a few exceptions I decided not to keep those and sold the extras off recovering most of my investment. The cavalry though are still a very viable option as I had no other mounted troops other than a few commanders. They seem to blend in very well on the gaming table.
|Union Cavalry ready for horse holders|
|Confederate Cavalry forces based|
|Dismounted Reb command stand fresh from a dip|
In addition to the cavalry I am adding 3 more more mounted commanders per side as I had to convert some of the G&H generals I had into the cavalry command stands. The unpainted officers in the pictures are a combination of GHQ and Perrin.
I expect this project to take a few weeks as I will be traveling some this month, but I have set a goal for myself to have them done and ready for battle by the end of July. My son saw what I was doing and mentioned he would like to play again while they are off for the summer, so provides a bit of extra motivation.....We will see.
Until next time.....