Sunday, April 17, 2011

10mm American Civil War 150th Project (Phase 1)

I began this phase of the project back in October 2010 with the goal of building large enough Union and Confederate 1omm armies to refight the battle for Henry House Hill. I plan to use the Regimental Fire and Fury rule set to refight this battle. I chose to focus only on the fight for Henry House Hill because the number of figures required to refight the entire battle of Bull Run in regimental scale is very large.

 After completing phase one of this project I plan to continue with additional phases that will enlarge and diversify my armies in preparation to refight other battles. I will post weekly updates here to track my progress, so be sure to check back.

 Project Details

  •  Phase one goal: Build armies to refight the battle for Hennery House Hill. (Including terrain)
  •  Deadline: July 2011
  •  Rule set: Regimental Fire and Fury
  • Figure Scale: 10mm 1/144
  •  Basing: will use the 15mm basing specifications listed in the F&F rules. Ex) Four infantry figures will be based on a 1" X 1/2" base. This base will equal 40 to 60 men.
  •  Figure manufacture: I will primarily use figures from Pendraken. Old Glory and Perrin will be used to fill in the Gaps.

 Current Project Status

312 painted confederate infantry marching (All Pendraken)

A closer look at my completed confederates. I’m very happy with how these turned out. I will take more photos after I get them based.
Painted Union infantry. Marching and advancing poses. (All Pendraken)
Painted Union infantry. Zoomed in view.
Union infantry command. Includes commanders, drummers, and standard bearers. (All Pendraken)
Union infantry command. Zoomed in view.

Key Words: Pendraken Minatures, American Civil War, ACW 10mm, Civil War 10mm.


  1. Howdy General,

    Sure wish I was closer to central NY. Fantastic stuff. Looking forward to seeing the battles.

  2. Utterly mad, utterly wonderful.

  3. What basing configuration r u using?

  4. General Bt ShermanMay 1, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    I will be using the basing specifications listed in the Regimental Fire and Fury rules. As an example I will base four infantry men on a 1” X 1/2” base. I will have more images of my stuff based in upcoming posts.

  5. Great - thanks. I have just taken delivery of a whole bunch of old glory acw 10s in strips and was thinking of 2 x strips on a 1 inch square base...

  6. General Bt ShermanMay 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Sounds good Andrew, I started with old glory but I couldn’t get past the molded on flags. Using two strips per base will look very impressive but it will also be a lot of painting. I wish you luck.