ACW Union Infantry Marching Regiment

My second completed unit for this project. Honestly, these took just over a day to paint and maybe half a day to base in between mowing lawns and cutting firewood for next winter.  They were so easy to paint, especially to the standard I am happy with. With two boxes of the Perry ACW infantry I was able to make a firing line regiment of 25 figures and this 30 figure regiment, with a dozen or so left overs.

What do I think of these figures? Like I said, they are easy to paint and they very much remind me of toy soldiers except in a smaller scale. They are a bit wooden and stiff but one must remember that these were the first plastic miniatures the Perry’s did. Later sets are way more animated.  But these guys probably make up the bulk of ACW armies that have been collected around the world in the last decade so they definitely have a place in wargaming history.

As an aside, one time back when the Perrys were coming over to New Zealand to do some work for Peter Jackson, they brought some sample frames of this set and gave me one. These were pre-production test moldings. On their next trip in I guess 2008 I asked them if they would sign this little framed ‘sprue’ and being good blokes they did.  Somewhat appropriately, there was one molding missing from the sprue – can you guess what it was?

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5 thoughts on “ACW Union Infantry Marching Regiment”

  1. Lovely stuff Brian. i have been working on some Perry plastic ACWs myself in the last couple of weeks and I must say it is a relief to be painting something so simple after a year or more of Napoleonics.

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  2. Very nice work Brian….I think painted to a standard you are happy with is a pretty high standard, judging from the job you have done on these. I actually think most of the plastic figures available nowadays are superior to most of the metal ones….often harder to paint but that’s because they are more in scale, so cross belts etc are a lot less chunky and thus harder to paint accurately.

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