I acquired the figures that were used in these two regiments back last year, intending to use them in a skirmish level force. But that project kinda went by the wayside. So I decided to construct a Confederate and a Union regiment for large scale battles. These two units were completed back in late March for our Champion Hill "recreation" battle. My good friend Lord Sterling ran the battle using his massive 25mm ACW armies. I added these two regiments to his order of battle. And just last Saturday, they were part of our "recreation" Battle of Chickamauga, even though neither was even close to the battle!
|36th Mississippi Infantry Regiment|
|4th West Virginia Infantry Regiment|
My Union regiment is the 4th West Virginia Infantry Regiment. One of my co-worker's ancestors was a member of this regiment. Originally part of the Dept. of the Ohio, the regiment was assigned to the Army of the Tennessee's XV Corps during the campaign and siege of Vicksburg. The 4th West Virginia and the 36th Mississippi even opposed one another during Grant's second assault on May 22.
Both regiments are composed of Custom Cast figures. Most of the figures were purchased already painted. I traded with Lord Sterling for a few figures to fill out the two regiments and painted them as well as touched up the ones I bought.