Enoch Poor’s Brigade

I have been waiting a while for this.  So far I have been concentrating on getting pictures on the blog for Hubbardton as that was a manageable engagement to paint and create a scenario for.  I have been hard at work for quite some time now and am weeks away from finishing the troops needed for the the entire Saratoga Campaign.

Here is the firt of the units for the First Battle of Freeman’s Farm, Enoch Poor’s Brigade.  I have had to take some liberties  with a few unit colors and quite a few flags.  I am very happy with the way this turned out.  Without further ado, some introductions are in order.

Enoch Poor's Brigade

Enoch Poor's Brigade

  1. Enoch Poor Command Stand
  2. 1st NH
  3. 2nd NH
  4. 3rd NH
  5. 2nd NY
  6. 4th NY
  7. Conn. Militia
  8. Conn. Militia

I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with the results.  This really looks like a brigade ready to go to the table top, it’s recreated in 4:1 ratio.  I can’t imagine the same kind of satisfaction with 28mm in a 20:1 ratio (though I’m pretty sure many would argue with me).

Some of these units were from the most well documented units in the war (2nd NH) and other I relied up general knowledge and many trips to TMP to come up with coat colors.  I had fun with some of the flags and have found that with a little effort you can come up with something that is plausible: like a poster on TMP suggesting the 18th-century NH state seal for one flag , and things that are downright wrong, like the NY Yankees flag one of the NY units is carrying.

More than anything, it will look like a battle line when deployed on the table top.

I have had about ZERO input on my posts showing individual units, so unless there are 10 requests in the comments I won’t show the individual units.  It takes time away from painting and if I’m the only one interested, I already know what they look like.

Here are a few more photos of the boys in action.

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3 Responses to Enoch Poor’s Brigade

  1. Rhys Thomas April 14, 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    Fantasic, very impressive scale and overall quality. I’ll be starting some Continentals next month. Hope mine come out half as good.

    Kind Regards

    Rhys

  2. Brendan Morrissey April 14, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    Excellent work – would love to see picks of these guys in an actual game. One thing I can guarantee (speaking as someone who has done 1:5 with 28mm figures) is that you will suddenly appreciate the problems field officers of this era had in gauging when and how to manoeuvre their commands in linear formations.

    • Rusti April 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

      @Rhys – I’ve seen your work, I’m sure they will.

      @Brendan – I’m so close to getting an AAR with lots of pictures done I can taste it. If I keep going at my current pace, I should be ready late next month. My largest stumbling block is how to base my trees and how to mark off forested areas. Something small, but it’s holding up an actual battle as aesthetics are important to me.

      I’m looking for a very good representation of linear warfare when I’m able to put some troops on the table.

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