Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Renegade 28mm Confederate Infantry

Good day:

 

I hope his finds you and yours well, healthy, and weathering the pandemic.   I’m pleased to say that I’ve used the lockdown time to be fairly productive.  Last night I finished this regiment of Confederate infanry, 28mm figs from Renegade in skirmish/firing poses.  Sadly I believe that Renegade is out of business.   I bough a box of these figures at HotLead many years ago, started painting them, life got messy, and put the on hold.  The minis got knocked around badly during several moves, and I lost the nerve to get them finished until recently.

The flag is a Mississipi state flag from GMB Designs.   I chose Mississippi as a homage to my late wife Kay, aka Madame Padre, who was a born and raised there.  I already have two MS regiments, so this this regiment gives me a third, enough to form a brigade, which is important if I want to play more Pickett’s Charge.

See if you can spot the one Old Glory figure in this group.

The figures are definitely on the large side, perhaps the largest range of ACW figures I’ve ever seen, and there solidity reminds me of Dixon figures.   I always find that Confederate figures are a bit of a slog to mix, as I try for a convincing mix of greys, tans and browns in my uniform palette.

Thanks for looking and blessings to your brushes!    Stay well and safe.

MP+

18 comments:

  1. Nice work on these ragged rebels Padre Mike. Stay safe and sane and have a beer or two.

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    1. Thanks Peter. I hope you and Curt and the gang can get together to roll some dice soon. I will certainly have a beer for you.

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  2. Lovely work Michael. Glad to see that you're keeping busy.

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    1. Thanks so much Edwin. I very much hope you're well. I hear England is opening up now.

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  3. I'm never quite sure on how to create a good looking unit for ACW. By that I mean, do I use all the same pose with the assumption that they are following some form of drill? Or do I make them a bit more hodgepodge with various poses. I went for the latter (partially influenced I'm sure by films of re-enactors and Hollywood) but it's always nagged at me that I went too far in my raggedness.

    You seem to achieved a better balance than I did on mine.

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    1. Thanks mate. I'm pleased that you liked the mix of figures. When I was an ACW reenactor, I was always conscious that even volunteer soldiers, at least after the first battles of 1861, would have drilled a lot. The letters and diaries all say that the troops were kept busy training while in camp. However, drill isn't the same as the simulated battle training that armies do today, so my guess is that when brigades and divisions faced off and the noise was deafening and people started dropping, then it was load and fire as fast as you could, so "load aim fire" commands would have been replaced by "pour it into them boys". In other words, very much NOT like the crisp volleys depicted in Zulu.

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  4. They look good Michael and very good to see you return to the painting desk! Renegade figures are HUGE and I love them. Wish I could still get my hands on some Punic Wars figures.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Yes they are big figs! I've never seen their ancients, but a friend had some of their Great War figures and they were also hefty guys. Hope you're well.

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  5. A very nice bunch of freedom fighters (If you were to ask them). Butternut came in so many shades that you really can't get it wrong Mike.

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    1. Thank you Dai! "Fifty Shades of Butternut" would be a film that might appeal to some, I suppose. :)

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  6. I think you've got the balance of poses spot on here Padre, smashing work.

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  7. Wow, splendid stands, superb painting and basing!

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    1. THanks Phil. A friend taught me never to neglect the bases, so I've tried to up my game over the years. Glad you like them.

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  8. Some great looking figures Mike!

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  9. The standard bearer?? Maybe? He looks a bit smaller anyway and while I don't modern 25/28s the S&S 40mm colour bearers have the same pose.

    Anyway, they look terrific! I suspect these will have a special place.

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