Monday, August 12, 2013

The 47th Alabama Infantry Regiment


Continuing on with Law's Alabama Brigade with the 47th Alabama infantry regiment. The figures are from the excellent Redoubt range and the flag from GMB Designs. Redoubt packs a lot of character in their figures which enables one to experiment with unit composition which is really fun and something I enjoy doing.

The hard fighting 47th Alabama was mustered into service in Loachapoka Alabama on 22 May 1862 under Col. James McCarthy Oliver consisting of 10 companies like the Tallapoosa Light Infantry, Chambers infantry etc. and assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia.

 The 47th Alabama served first in Jackson's division for the battles of Chantilly, Second Manasses, Harper's Ferry, Sharpesburg(Antietam) where it was virtually decimated losing 98 killed , wounded or missing out of 115 and could only muster a sergeant and 18 men the following day. Reconstituted it then fought in Fredricksburg before moving on to Hoods division in Laws Alabama Brigade further fighting in the Suffolk campaign, Gettysburg,  Chickamauga, Look out Valley, Siege of Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Petersburg, Finally laying down their well used arms at Appomattox with only 17 officers and 188 men left.  Let's just say they not only saw the elephant, but the whole darn herd!!

I've also restarted basing my 28mm ACW figures 2 figures on 40mm x 20mm bases to cope with all the stands needed for Regimental Fire and Fury and what looks to be a high requirement for Longstreet too. Let's face it folks just about every ACW rule set has a very high base count and I feel I need to be practical and my gaming group agrees(for this period at least). I've tried it on RF&F and it worked out just great! 

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company-Redoubt Miniatures




40 comments :

  1. Beautiful work Christopher and nice to see the old Redoubt boys getting some press. Yes, that is truly a veteran regiment. It would be interesting to find out if there were any of those that survived to Appomattox that were there in 1861.

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    1. Thank you Curt! Actually from 1862 for these gents, but I get your point and it would indeed be very interesting to see how many of the original were left. For sure very few!

      Christopher

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  2. Stunning work !

    Love the composition of the minis, give a good action in the unit !

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael and indeed Redoubt packs the action in their figures!

      Christopher

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  3. That is a superb looking unit! Good work all round.

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  4. Hi Christopher,

    absolutely stunning work. Really great paintjob!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  5. I really love these Christopher, there is just a fabulous sense of character o the stand, bravo Sir.

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    1. Thank you Michael and that's the great think about Redoubt which really packs the character in their figures.

      Christopher

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  6. Brilliant looking regiment Christopher! The variety of poses really makes them animated - firing and loading right in the thick of it.

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    1. Thank you and nobody does it better then Redoubt for ACW IMHO.

      Christopher

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  7. Excellent looking unit Christopher! Really nice base work too!

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  8. My favourite 28mm ACW figures lovely work sir!

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  9. As I already had the honour to admire them in the flesh I can only state them beeing absolutely stunning!

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    1. Thank you Nick and look forward to seeing your rebs!

      Christopher

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  10. Wonderful brushwork as always. Cleanly painted with effective highlighting and shading. Very impressive. Best, Dean

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  11. That's a fair bit of action. Very cool and lovely brushwork!

    Cheers, SG
    mountainsoflead.com

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    1. Thanks SG and you can't beeat Redoubt on animation in their figures.

      Christopher

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  12. I love them, the front rank is very animated especially!

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    1. Thank you Fran and yes they are indeed an animated lot!

      Christopher

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  13. As always these figures look brilliant.

    Mike

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    1. Thank you Mike and looking forward to seeing some more union boys from you!

      Christopher

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  14. Amazing stuff, Christopher, as usual. Beautiful painting and excellent composition.

    Giles

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  15. Some great painting Chris, I've got to agree with you about Redout figures animation, but it does help when they're painted excellently like these babies!!

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  16. Lovely, lovely work Christopher! Great mix of poses and basing as well. What a meat grinder. A regiment that could only muster 17 men...makes you shake your head.

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  17. Thank you Monty! No question the battles in those days produced some horrific casualty counts with many regiments from both sides that were virtually destroyed and yet they fought on in most cases which leaves one amazed at their ability to endurance such extreme hardships.

    Christopher

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