Wednesday, December 31, 2008

15mm ACW - Federal Sharpshooters

Happy New Years everyone!

Well, before I head back to the party, I thought I would post up at least one more set of miniatures for the New Year!

This is a unit of U.S. Sharpshooters. They are made up of Battle Honors infantry, painted in the traditional green of Berdan's.

Unfortunately, these guys really were just figures from the regular infantry pack, which was a bit disappointing.

So, I decided to do a little work on them to make them stand out. First off, I based them 3 to a stand, rather than five like my regular infantry. I then used very thin wire to add scopes to a single rifle per stand. I think it does look good and it makes the troops stand out a bit.

I also landscaped the stands a bit more than normal. One stand has a log on it, one has a dead Confederate, the command stand has a rock on it, and the last has a bush on it. I feel like these touches helped really finish the stands and make them look a bit more like the skirmishers that they are.

Figures courtesy of Battle Honors!


Giles said...

Happy new year to you too! Lovely figures and I really like what you've done with them.

Best wishes


Author said...

Thanks for the compliments, and a happy New Year to you Giles!