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 Command Stand
- 1st NH
- 2nd NH
- 3rd NH
- 2nd NY
- 4th NY
- Conn. Militia
- 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.