Thursday, January 12, 2012

4th Alabama Regiment


The 4th Alabama was part of Laws Brigade of Hoods Division during Gettysburg and like most of Hoods division saw heavy fighting.
The 4th was organized at Dalton, Georgia and then later mustered into service at Lynchburg Virgina and attached to Bee's brigade which went on to fight the First Battle of Bull Run where Bee gave Stonewall Jackson his famous name and actually took command briefly of the 4th after it's colonel was severely wounded before himself becoming mortally wounded. Soon after the battle the 4th was transferred to Laws brigade.
The 4th Alabama fought in virtually all the battles of the Army of Northern Virginia with a notable exception of Chancellorsville. They fought in the battles of First and second Manasas(Bull Run), Seven Pines, First Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, Boonesboro, Sharpesburg(Antietam), Fredricksburg, Suffolk campaign, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottslyvania, Hanover Junction, 2nd Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg,
The regiment surrendered 21 officers and 202 men out of a starting total of  1422 men at Appomattox Court House of which 240 died in battle, 100 of disease and 408 discharged or transferred.

Additional information:
http://myweb.cableone.net/mpenny1842/law'salabamabrigade/lawalabrigade/regiments/al4th/index.ht

http://history-sites.com/~kjones/lawsbrig.html

A Marker of the regiment at Gettysburg:
http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/Confederate/AL4.php

The miniatures themselves are Sash and Saber 25mm and are really nice and full of character which I really like.In fact I liked them so much I ordered a couple more regiments!
Unlike the Union I figured confederates would probably work quite well with AP so I painted them using it plus adding some extensive highlights.  I found after I added the AP it was difficult to tell which brown and greys I had used and so hopefully I didn't mess up! I'm pleased with the results, but still unsure. I'm going to try a regiment or something without AP as I'm really not saving any time adding all the additional highlights that I do. Also, I'd like to do a comparison of confederates with AP and those without to see if any time was saved and which looks better.






If you read my last post the next two photo's highlight what I meant by how I have re-based my ACW for Fire and Fury, but still flexible to be able to adapt for other systems.

Thanks for viewing!.-)

Miniature Company-Sash and Saber

21 comments:

  1. Damn nice work and a point haul as well.....

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  2. Lovely looking Rebels! Always nice to see.

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  3. Nice painting, they even look 'colourfull'.

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  4. A fantastic looking unit! Your painting is quite superb!

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  5. Nice work mixing in the butternut replacement uniforms. They look like a proper 'on campaign' Confederate unit. Very nice.

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  6. I've got say that I think they look superb! The AP method seems perfectly applicable to these. I love the basing and flag too, fantastic work.

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  7. Tasty. You're basing does it for me every time sir!

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  8. Great looking paintwork once again

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  9. Great looking figures and interesting history.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  10. Very attractive figures - excellent work

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  11. Great painting on those Rebs! I love the Sash and Saber figs...great character!

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  12. Great painting as usual Christopher!

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  13. Look forward to see the comparison of AP v your normal painting method and the time difference it takes, when you do them. Great looking units.

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  14. Another fantastic looking Regiment. I love painting Rebs as you would have guessed and would like to see to the difference without AP as well. I tried it and went for without but that's just my style. Was thinking of ordering F&FR but that's impossible to play with 4 on a base? Anyway, like the new look of the blog and look forward to more Rebs and other work. Great stuff.

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  15. Thanks guys I really appreciate your great support!!

    @Michael

    Well actually you still could play F&F by counting your 4 man bases as two bases and leaving a gap between them when forming single lines. I don't like the looks of gaps, but in your case it's better then not playing the rules at all as IMHO F&F are the best ACW rules on the market.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  16. Thx Christopher, I will just order them as I read many good thing about them. Probably brigade F&F as well since I seriously consider a 10mm ACW project in the future for large scale games. Last week we had a large 28mm battle and my 8x5 game table is limiting future growth in 28mm ACW

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  17. Indeed Michael you won't regret it. I have brigade F&F for my 15mm ACW and RF&F for my 28mm. IMHO Fire and Fury has never been surpassed for ACW wargaming. You should pick up the scenario books Great Eastern & Western battles too as they are really great!

    Cheers
    Christopher

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