Thursday, October 29, 2015

114th Pennsylvania (Collis' Zouave) Regiment

As noted in the most recent State of the Painting Desk post, on the painting desk was the 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment or Collis' Zouaves.  These 24 Sash & Saber figures mark my entry into 28mm ACW.
The 114th Penn. saw action at Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Petersburg.  What a battle history!
What color! 

If more Zouave regiments saw action in the ACW perhaps, I would consider ACW projects in more than one scale?  Nah, 10mm ACW is enough (for now).
Many more Sash & Saber figures remain in The Lead Pile.  I ought to consider pulling a Federal regiment outfitted in the Regular Army uniform to see how quickly they paint.

29 comments:

  1. Great looking unit, zouaves are my favourite type of unit in the acw, they make everyone else look a little drab ,still be nice to see some more acw unit's though cheers Iain

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    1. Thanks!

      With a small pile if ACW figures, you will likely see a 28mm ACW regiment from time to time. Still have work to accomplish on my 10mm ACW project too.

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  2. Wonderful unit Jon, nice animation within the S&S range. Looking forward to seeing the regular unit as well, my greatest challange is getting the right sky blue color on their pants, think Ive experimented with 2-3 different Foundry color codes! Whats your preferred color for this application???

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    1. Thank you, Soren!

      S&S are well animated, for sure and look good arrayed in battle line! For Federal trousers, I have used several Ceramcoat colors for my 10mm Federals. Will these same colors work for 28mm? I guess we will see. You can be the judge once I tackle a Regular Army Fed.

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  3. Very nice job Jonathan, very nice job...

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  4. Lovely stuff, you beat zouaves for a bit of colour!

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    1. Hello Russ!

      Quite right. You cannot beat Zouaves for a spot of color on the ACW battlefield.

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  5. Flashy Zouaves! Well painted, Jon. The flags are gorgeous, too.
    Where are they from?

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    1. Thank you, Peter!

      The flags are GMB, of course!

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  6. They look terrific, Jonathan. A storied regiment indeed. S&S figures are quite lovely, and you've done them justice. They will bring a swagger to your games table.
    28mm is the true scale for ACW gaming!

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    1. Thank you, Michael for the kind compliment!

      I thought 10mm was the TRUE scale for ACW gaming!

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  7. They turned out great! Now they just look a bit lonely. I think some 28mm ACW gaming should whet your appetite for more.

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    1. Thanks, Scott!

      A bit lonely? Once on the gaming table with your hordes, this solitary regiment will feel in good company and not lonely at all!.

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    2. well, I do have 12 Union units (no flocking of bases yet, 20 figure regiments) which are available to be used during your ACW table top brawling game against Scott's Confederates! :o)

      cheers,

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    3. Aha! Instant reinforcements!
      Let us know when you plan a trip to the far reaches of WA State and I bet Scott and I can coordinate a game.

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    4. sounds like a plan! ;o) I will let you know soon!.....

      cheers,

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  8. Very nice! The colors on these models look fantastic.

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    1. Thanks! They won't be easy to hide on the battlefield.

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  9. Those look great Jonathan and will make a fine addition to your collection!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher's! The 114th is the first unit in hopefully only a mini project.

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  10. Zouaves provide really nice spec of color in army that normally has bit dull color scheme. Good work!

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    1. Exactly right about adding color to an otherwise drab battlefield.
      Thanks!

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