Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fire & Maneuver: ACW Confederate Cavalry

My latest unit for Fire & Maneuver is a regiment of Confederate cavalry. This fine unit uses 28mm metal figures by Redoubt Enterprises and was painted mostly by Frank Patterson. I painted some of the horses and handled the basing.

Redoubt makes some very nice figures for the American Civil War. It is an extensive range with many unusual pieces, lots of excellent animation and variety with head and arm swaps. Their service is excellent. The flag is by GMB Designs.

I asked Frank to paint this as a "smart" mid-War regiment when CSA regulation uniforms were more available. They are armed with a variety of pistols, shotguns, rifles and carbines. I think they will serve well.


  1. "BEAT! beat! drums!—blow! bugles! blow!
    Through the windows—through doors—burst like a ruthless force,
    Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation,
    Into the school where the scholar is studying;
    Leave not the bridegroom quiet—no happiness must he now have with his bride,
    Nor the peaceful farmer any peace, ploughing his field or gathering his grain,
    So fierce you whirr and pound you drums—so shrill you bugles blow."

  2. "Beat! beat! drums!—blow! bugles! blow!
    Make no parley—stop for no expostulation,
    Mind not the timid—mind not the weeper or prayer,
    Mind not the old man beseeching the young man,
    Let not the child's voice be heard, nor the mother's entreaties,
    Make even the trestles to shake the dead where they lie awaiting the
    So strong you thump O terrible drums—so loud you bugles blow."

  3. Such erudite followers! Thank you for the quote.

  4. Very nice work on the horse soldiers & their bases, Michael!

    I took my cue from mutual friend over at, "battlebook"!

    Hopefully some time in the future I will get the chance to play an ACW game with you guys. The first home my wife and I owned is an apartment directly across the street from the Armoury of the 14th Regiment Brooklyn Zouaves, aka: "The Redlegged Devils."

  5. Beautiful job on these figures, love the paint brush and the splendid bases as well...