My preferred rules of the moment for American Civil War battles are Pickett’s Charge, by Dave Brown, published by Reisswitz Press, a Too Fat Lardies imprint. These rules give each side a varying number of ADCs or Staff Officers each turn, which help the player manage their force on the tabletop. The same mechanic exists in Dave’s Napoleonic rules, General D’Armee, and as regular readers of this blog may recall, in April I created some ADC/SO tokens for the Austrian army.
Recently I sketched some Union ADCs/SOs for Pickett’s Charge and finished them the other day.
My inspiration came from these photos of personnel from the 103rd Pennsylvania Regiment, from a digital copy of their regimental history. The 103rd PA was roughy handled in the Battle of Seven Pines in 1862 as described here a while ago. It gives me some pleasure to think that these old boys might approve of they likenesses and how they are being used. Hopefully you can spot some of the inspirations for my tokens!
Making these tokens is a pleasant side project, and next up will be French Napoleonic and Confederate ADC tokens, as I ge to them.
Cheers and blessings to your gaming.