Tuesday, 19 November 2013

95th New York State Volunteers

The 95th based and ready for Black Powder


First recruited in March of 1862 as part of the 1st Division of 1st Corps, the 95th NY saw action in such notorious battles as Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and most significantly at Gettysburg under Gen. Reynolds. After Gettysburg some veterans reenlisted for a second run along with new recruits, which saw the 95th in action all the way to the Appomattox Campaign. At muster out in New York only 70 soldiers remained of the 1749 totally enlisted during the war.

I've painted the unit in winter uniform with a reference to their engagement at Fredericksburg.
Coat colors are a mix of sky blue and dark union blue, to give that unique civil war feeling.

Detail: Superb flags by GMB.

9 comments:

  1. Stunning paint work !!!

    Like the rounded edges of the bases.

    Best regards Michael

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  2. Absolutely fantastic painting. The dark blue is top notch.

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  3. Top notch work! A very nice unit.

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  4. That's some great work there. I love the figure mix. What manufacturer are they from?

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  5. Thanks everyone! The blue used for Union Blue is actually Foundry French Blue shade 65A, washed up with Nuln Oil. Figs are Foundry too - and the rounded bases Micke mentioned are from Victrix. On to painting Confeds now, some of Longstreets Georgians waiting on Mary's Heights...

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  6. Very nice looking union regiment!

    Christopher

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  7. Nice looking figs.
    One problem though. The US National Colors are always on the right of the regiment from the regiments perspective. You have them on the left. Color guards weren't even supposed to 'About Face' or 'to the Rear March' as this would have put the National colors on the left. They had to 'Countermarch' which is a sort of interweaving half-circle. Not sure if they did that under fire or if the color-bearers just swapped positions.
    Regardless, your colors for this regiment and the 20th Mass. are in the wrong position.

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    1. Thank you for sharing this. I'm sure we are more than a few wargamers of this period who will benefit from this when basing the units.

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