Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Nicholls' Brigade as painted by Russell Briant. 

Half painted in the uniform of the Louisiana Tigers (stripy pants and straw hats) and the rest as the Zouaves of the 1st Louisiana (red pants and yellow trim).


Russell has done an absolutely wonderful job on these guys. 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

167 Days to go!

With 167 days until the Gettysburg refight the Union Army is building up strongly. Kent has produced a whole heap more stands from his "Wargames Figure Painting Machine".

First up is this wonderful looking  6 horse limber and gun team.

Have a look at Kent's blog here 

If you thought that this was enough then look again!  Kent has also churned out another 19 stands of Infantry.

Read all about these guys on Kent's blog here.

Excellent stuff Kent.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Hood's Division.CSA.

Hood's Division was one of the three Divisions under the command of General James Longstreet.

Craig has put his hand up to be "General John Bell Hood" for the big day, to take Little Round Top and then roll up the Union flank!!!

Here are a few photos stolen from Craig's blog http://craigswargamingblog.blogspot.co.nz/.

Anderson's Brigade which consisted of the 8th, 9th, 11th and 59th Georgia regiments. 

Law's Alabama Brigade with  an independence Flag of Alabama.

Craig has used figures from the Perry's and  Steve Barber along with a few Perry's with Barber headswaps.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Hancock's Boys

General Winfield S. Hancock commanded the 2nd Corp of the Union army at Gettysburg. He was known as "Hancock the Superb". Young Gavin from "Ogilvie VC" is painting up 2nd corp.
He had 12 stands to start with and has just added another 6 stands last week.

Gavin's first 12 stands.

 Note; These next photos were stolen from Gavin's blog! Go check it out for more photos.
Gavin's latest additions .

Great basing Gav, Looks soooo real!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Building for Gettysburg.

The Trostle farm was situated in almost the centre of the battlefield between the Emmitsburg Road and Cemetery Ridge not far from the Peach Orchard and the Wheatfield . Leased by Abraham Trostle and his wife Catherine from Abraham's father Peter.

On the 2nd of July  Major-General Sickles had his Union troops positioned forward of the farm.With the farm house itself being used as his HQ.

 Rebel troops attacked the Union troops in the afternoon.

 The Rebels forced the Union troops back towards the ridge.

By the end of the 3 day battle the Trostles had lost everything they owned. Their food supplies had been eaten, their crops destroyed and their livestock killed or driven away by the fighting.
When they returned after the battle they found 16 dead horses near the door of the house and 100 more around the farm!

I have more photos of the house on my blog at Rebel Barracks.

The troops used for the photos are Renegade minis with some dead Dixon Fig's and Foundry mounted Generals.

 Happy New Year to everyone who visits this blog!