This weeks entry into the Painting Challenge is one of the reasons I actually got into it, to build further on my full OrBat for the II Corps, 1 Division og Hancock, as it fought at Fredericksburg.
While I already finished some of the generals last week, this entry features one of the still many regiments to go for the campaign... the 116th Pennsylvania.
Part of the 2nd Brigade, better known as the Irish Brigade, this is the first brigade I'm aiming to complete because a) it's the Irish Brigade and b) their flags, compared to the other regiments in the division, are more wildely available.
Though truth to be told, the 116th is harder to find, I got mine through GMB designs, but Flags of War for example only has the other four regiments. Typical of this fifth regiment of the brigade, is that they didn't carry the green flag, even though in the movie Gods and Generals, it is their colonel, Mulholland St Clair, that leads the charge in the film as the flags of Erin unfolded...
Of course, that meant I just had to give their commander a reddish orange beard and white gloves ;-)
In addition to the regiment, I also finsihed this lone sniper, in the green uniform typical of the earlier war and regiments like Brendan's Sharpshooters. The model is the limited edition figure you receive if you order the Black powder ACW supplement directly from Warlord Games.
The final piece of my entry this week wasn`t planned at all for the challenge, but is a result of better then expected games in TSA's Dux Britanniarum campaign. If all my troops after the first round debacle return, and with the hired mercenaries in my army, I would suddenly found myself short of one unit of levies for the battles to come. So I grabbed 6 from the Dark Age box and painted up a fresh unit, just in case if my luck would stay with me...
So that's it for this week, all in all 31 figures in scale 28mm, so that amounts to a nice 155 points to the tally, and the crossing of the 1.000 treshhold huzzaah...
Cutting off the Retreat!
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