Saturday, November 6, 2010

25mm Wheat's Special Lousiana Battalion

Here is my 25mm Wheat's Special Battalion Louisiana Vols (The Tigers). The figures are a mix of Sash and Saber, Redoubt with some Foundry and Dixon hidden amongst the ranks. I have based the figures on 2" x 1" bases for use with Regimental Fire and Fury. I enjoyed painting this battalion as every company wears its own uniform - very early war. The only company to wear the famous Tiger Zouave uniform was Co. B. The rest wore a ix of red Garibaldi shirts, kepis with havelocks, slouch hats with one Co. wearing grey shell jackets and grey kepis - they left the battalion after 1st Bull Run, obviously overwhelmed by the sartorial splendour all about them! Now this photo has been subjected to Mr. Photoshop's attention and there are in reality not quite as many lads on the ground as the image portrays, but it looked so good I could not resist sharing it with y'all! By the way that is Roberdeau Wheat himself out the front, all 6' 4" 252 pounds of him!

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