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