Wednesday, June 15, 2011

104th New York "Wadsworth Guards" Infantry Regiment



This is the second half of the Perry plastic ACW box set with 2 Foundry miniatures added and two  wonderful GMB flags that I praised about earlier. It's been a bit since my last miniature post, but I admit I struggled to finish this regiment. The poses of these miniatures are just a bit too static and it doesn't help that I don't like the weight and feel of plastic miniatures either. They turned out decent enough, but I need more then that to keep me coming back to the painting table to finish. I won't be buying any more of these infantry box sets. I've also looked at the cavalry box and feel little enthusiasm and likely won't bother, but the horses do look good. However, that said the Zouave box does look quite good and I'll give that a go later even though it is still plastic.....

I might be turning my attention back to my El Cid project as the September dead line is drawing near and that needs to be completed. Any ways, back to the unit.

This regiment is the 104th New York "Wadsworth Guards" Infantry Regiment from the Army of the Potomac,I Corps,2nd Division of the I Brigade during the Gettysburg Campaign. The regiment was organized in Albany New York and was mustered in the service between the years September, 1861, and March, 1862 under Colonels John Rorbach,and Col. John J. Viele.

The regiment saw action at Cedar mountain, Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare gap, Bull Run, and Little River turnpike,South mountain, Antietam,Fredericksburg,heavily engaged at Gettysburg, reserve at Chancellorsville,Mine Run campaign, Wilderness,Spottsylvania and Appomattox Court House.It was mustered of service on July 17, 1865, having lost during its term of service 5 officers and 85 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 2 officers and 145 enlisted men by disease and other causes, a total of 237.

You can read more on the regiment here http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfMain.htm and see a monument at Gettysburg here http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/NY/104NY.php

Thank you for viewing.:-)

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20 comments:

  1. a fantastic paintjob, as Cart Richard said the colour just pops out, great job!!!

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  2. First rate job with those Perry Miniatures. Also appreciate the historical context.

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  3. Great looking unit. Those GMB flags really set them off.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  4. Excellent unit again Christopher. Great painting and composition. Agree on the plasic boxes, I stayed away from them altogether since I'm no fan of these.

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  5. They look stunning to me but I understand what you say about plastics, they feel weird?

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  6. Top notch - the painting, basing and GMB flags all make for a great looking unit!

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  7. Superb painting, this will be a very eye catching unit on the field.

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  8. Very nice painting. good work.

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  9. Perfect post - nice looking unit and some history as well... any idea why they were called the "Wadsworth Guards"??

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  10. Simply stunning Chris!

    Cheers

    Jan

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  11. Stunningly well finished as always. Love them.

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  12. Stunning work, Christopher. I love the blues particularly. Great painting and an informative post.

    Giles

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  13. Thank you everyone for your support!

    @Steve the Wargamer

    Other then the fact that they served under General Wadsworth on at least two occasions I'm not sure why they have that honorific.

    @Giles
    I always enjoy reading your background information on units and so I've tried to emulate that a bit albeit not nearly as well.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  14. Great painting and an interesting post. I agree with your comments on the box set, not as nice as their metals!

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  15. They look great! I too like the heavy feel of a ton of lead in my hand! I'm about to start painting a bunch of old Dixon ACW figs.

    Take care,

    Cory

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  16. Take some days off blogger and someone paints a regiment! :) Great work, Chris!

    I know what you mean about the plastics and I had the same issues back when I painted a few Naps.

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  17. Thank you guys.:-)

    @Doc
    I remember those Naps you did and they sure looked nice. However, like you something about plastics just doesn't work very well with me. I still will try the Zouaves and hope that goes better.

    Christopher

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  18. Some people have suggested weighing down the base to give the impression of metal through more weight. That supposedly alleviates our issues with plastic, but for me it was the moving about of the rifle every time my brush touched it... Creepy!

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  19. Top figures Christopher,
    Brilliant shading.
    Cheers
    Paul

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