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Author Topic: CapnJim's ACW Stuff - Confederate 5th Texas Cavalry WIP - Pg. 4 - 23 May 24.  (Read 9170 times)

Offline Pan Marek

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 Thanks.  I find assigning cavalry carbines to all the Confederates to be a bit odd.  I've read about the campaign and the battle.  It seems the CS troops had a mix of weapons, smoothbore muskets, rifled muskets and shotguns.   Not much in the way of carbines.  Most of them were mounted infantry.  Do you think the CC is meant to reflect such a mix?

Offline CapnJim

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Yep.  The rules kinda say that.  I may tweak their firing stats a bit, though, to better reflect that.  We'll see.

And I've been to Fort Craig.  Couldn't get to the Valverde battlefield though.  The dirt road from the fort to the battlefield was too wet from then-recent rains.  It's all in the middle of nowhere...
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

Offline schoey

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Great write ups and interesting games, the trans-Mississippi is an interesting theatre in the civil war, thinking of going down this route with my collection.

Paul

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Good man.  I didn't have any ancestors fight that far west, but I had 2 at Pea Ridge, in an Ohio artillery battery.

And work on the 5th Texas is proceeding slower than I had hoped.  Other obligations keep getting in the way...but, I'll soldier on.

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Work on the 5th Texas Cavalry is progressing, slow but sure.  In addition to real life intruding on my time demands, I'm trying to get the horses "right".  So, I'm taking more time than usual on the cavalry.  But, I have 8 of the 14 figures done.  I thought I'd show you all what I've done so far.  The other 6 will get done in due time, hopefully.

All 28mm Perry Miniatures plastics.  As you can see, I have the 2 stands of lancers done, as well as the command stand and a stand of generic Reb cavalry.  The other 3 stands will be generic Reb cavalry.  Anyway, here's what I have so far:









I'll post pics of the whole regiment when it is done.  And, then I think a unit or 2 of Yankee infantry will be next...
« Last Edit: May 23, 2024, 09:41:33 PM by CapnJim »

Offline vtsaogames

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Dang, didn't know the Rebs had lancers. Nice work.
And the glorious general led the advance
With a glorious swish of his sword and his lance
And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


My blog: http://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/

Offline CapnJim

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Thanks! 

The 5th Texas had 2 companies of lancers, and they used them at least through 1862.  At Valverde, at least one company of lancers charged men from the 2nd Colorado Volunteer Infantry, who formed square and repelled the charge......quite Napoleonic, and a rare event in the ACW.

On the Yankee side, the 6th Pennsylvania had lancers, and apparently used them until some time in 1863.

Offline vtsaogames

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6th PA, must be Rush's  lancers.

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