- 03/07/2018 at 16:49 #94459
I’ve finally finished my first major Confederate formation in 10mm – Harry Heth’s Division for Gettysburg: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/07/03/in-dixie-land-ill-make-my-stand-building-a-10mm-confederate-army-part-1/
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/03/07/2018 at 20:00 #94480
Feels good to finish a project, dunnit? (How would you know, zip? You never finish anything. If you accidentally finish something, you extend the project further, or start rebasing, or touching up. Sheesh.)
Since you’ve specified that you’ve modeled Heth’s division at Gettysburg, I’ll count just a couple of buttons for you. All ANV formations in the Gettysburg campaign carried by regulation only one color, a Beauregard pattern Southern Cross battle flag. There were several issues of the ANV battle flag with some detail differences between them, but it would be hard to tell in 10mm scale.
There was just one regiment that carried an improvised Stainless Banner 2nd national flag as their color at Gettysburg (and I forget which regiment, but I know where to look it up). The Confederate Congress adopted the Stainless Banner as the national flag during the Gettysburg campaign. Hearing of this, ANV headquarters staff took one regiment’s battle flag and had it sewn into a white sheet as the canton of a Stainless Banner, and used that as the ANV headquarters flag for several days. Then the color was given back to the regiment still sewn into the sheet, and they carried it in that state for the rest of the campaign.
Other than that one case, I know of no exceptions to regulation. I rely on Richard Rollins’ study The Damned Red Flags of the Rebellion documenting in great detail the regimental colors of the ANV in the Gettysburg campaign.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!03/07/2018 at 21:34 #94481
Cheers Zips! That’s most useful, if slightly disappointing… 😉
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/03/07/2018 at 21:43 #94482
Were there any other HQ flags of note?
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/04/07/2018 at 17:23 #94552Autodidact-O-SaurusParticipant
Very cool. Looking forward to reading some AARs.
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More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/04/07/2018 at 18:19 #94554
Were there any other HQ flags of note?
I’m not a great expert on this subject…but here are some hits from web-searching ‘army of northern virginia headquarters flag’ and ‘longstreet corp headquarters flag’. Looks like they answer your question.
Lee had a distinctive Stars and Bars pattern flag for ANV HQ up until the early part of the Gettysburg campaign, and it likely was in use during the battle of Gettysburg proper:
This page indicates that Beauregard pattern battle flags came into use as HQ flags in the Confederate armies in Virginia in 1861, even before the ANV had been organized or battle flags issued to most regiments. This author also states that Stainless Banner 2nd pattern national flags were widely used as HQ flags in the ANV, but this could only have been after the the Gettysburg campaign had concluded, since the 2nd national was adopted in May 1863, while the campaign was in progress.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!04/07/2018 at 20:05 #94570
Excellent, thanks Zips! 🙂
I’m really looking forward to my first game in a couple of weeks. I was hoping to get a second division painted by then, but the night-shifts have been unbearably hot and sticky this week and the paint is congealing faster than I can use it… It might have to be a small game…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/24/04/2019 at 20:20 #113229
Well it’s taken 9 months, but the sun finally came out again in Wales long enough for me to photograph the next division… So here’s Pender’s 3rd Division of A. P. Hill’s III Corps:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/24/04/2019 at 22:50 #113244GunDogMiniaturePaintingServiceParticipant
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Sniffing out unpainted armies!25/04/2019 at 00:52 #113253
Cheers Rhys. 🙂
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/25/04/2019 at 01:12 #113256RhodericParticipant
Refreshing to see a 10mm project once in a while. Very nice painting, makes 10mm look very attractive. A very well-suited project for the scale, too.25/04/2019 at 05:07 #113261
That’s a fine batch of Rebels. Painting eyes, mustaches and sideburns on 10mm figures is kinda nuts, but it’s a glorious madness.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!25/04/2019 at 10:34 #113276
Cheers, that’s very kind. 🙂 Old habits die hard – I’m still painting them like they’re 15mm, with two-stage highlighting and three stages on the faces! I’ve never painted eyes though – that’s just the shadow left after highlighting (on 28mm I paint eyelids, but never eyes).
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