Monday, February 18, 2013

German Light Artillery/Charleston Artillery Battery(Confederate)


Adding more to my ACW collection. This is a confederate North Carolinian 12pound smooth bore cannon of the German Light Artillery or otherwise known as the Charleston Artillery Battery  from Hood's division at Gettysburg. It was commanded by Cpt William K. Bachman.

Memorable battles included:
Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862)
2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862)
Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862)
Fredericksburg VA (13 DEC 1862)
Gettysburg PA (1-3 JUL 1863)
Tullifinny Station (9 DEC 1864)
Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)

I used a mix of browns and greys to give a campaign feel, but still kept the red in the uniforms as that was the colour of artillery for both sides. I've seen several colours used for gun carriages, but I always liked the green so went with that. The figures are from Perry and while they do require some clean up are they are still very nice sculpts as one expects from the twins.
Thanks for viewing!
Miniature Company-Perry Miniatures



28 comments :

  1. Lovely little 'diorama' Chris, well done.

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  2. Great job ! Congratulations ! I like your Signal Station too ;)

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  3. Great set of figures. The gun barrel is one of the most authentic finishes I've seen on a model. What paints/colours do you use to get that effect?

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Thank you Matt and I used Foundry Bronze barrel.

      Christopher

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  4. Excellent painting, love the base too

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  5. Top painting Chris, the figures look very lifelike!

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    1. Thanks Silver I still need to add some fields at some point like the ones you made.

      Christopher

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  7. Great as always! The different colours on the uniforms are just stunning!

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  8. That's a fantastic crew and gun!

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  9. This is some top-notch work Christopher. The paintjob is fantastic-the colour palette and the way you brought up the highlights-excellent. You've done a terrific job with the basing as well. The bits of colour you added with the yellow and then those white flowers really make this stand out.

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  10. Nice work Christopher...like the way the terrain looks

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  11. A very beautiful piece of artillery. I also like the base very much.
    Cheers
    Mike

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  12. Awesome piece of work. Great to see the variation in topics here but hey, you can't beat the ACW theme for me..Outstanding

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  13. Thank you gentlemen I appreciate the very kind words!

    Christopher

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  14. Great looking artillery, a fabulous work on the base too!
    Phil.

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  15. Sorry, Chris, I missed this. Beautiful painting, as we all expect now! Also, I really do like your basing - the extra effort and detail really works. One of the things I like about gaming the AWI and ACW is that I feel you can create a bright, "meadow" look on bases that just doesn't work so well with European campaigns. Maybe it's just me idea of what the US looks like!

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  16. Thank you Giles! Yes, it's true in many parts of the US a certain bright meadow look is often seen or maybe it's the large open spaces that give this impression.

    Christopher

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  17. Sorry for missing this earlier, Christopher. Great painting as always; the composition is very nice too. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean and no problem it's hard to keep up with what everyone is doing all the time as quite a few end up falling through the cracks on me as well.:-)

      Christopher

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