Friday, August 17, 2012

10mm American Civil War Miniatures from Cracker Line Miniatures

A few weeks ago after posting my latest 10mm American Civil War comparison photo on The Miniatures Page, I was contacted by ACWBill who wanted to let me know that he was also working on producing a range of 10mm ACW figures. He kindly sent me a sample of his figures for me to add to my comparison photo. The name of Bill’s figure range is The Cracker Line. The range is focused on the Western Theater of the war with a particular emphasis on the 1863 campaign. The figures fall into the smaller end of the 10mm scale. They best match up well with figures from Starfort and the Baggage Train. The following packs are currently available:

US in Great Coats
Marching w/ Command
Marching, No Command
Firing w/ Command
Firing, No Command
US Officer mounted

CSA in Shell Jackets
Marching w/ Command
Marching, No Command
Firing w/ Command
Firing, No Command

By the end of the summer Yankees in Sack Coats will also be available. Also, in the pipeline are Western personalities such as Cleburne, Thomas, Bragg and Schofield. All packs are $5.50 for 12 figures, and the mounted officer is $3.00. I will post the contact info below if you’re interested in ordering some of these figures.

Confederates in Shell Jackets Marching with Command

Union in Great Coats Firing with Command

Union in Great Coats Marching with Command

Confederates in Shell Jackets Firing

Mounted Officer

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Monday, August 6, 2012

150th Battle of 2nd Manassas/ Bull Run Reenactment Photo Gallery

Over the weekend, I traveled down to Cedar Creek Battlefield in Middletown, Virginia for the 150th commemorative Reenactment of the Battle of 2nd Manassas/ Bull Run. For me, the highlight of this event was the Friday evening recreation of the Battle of Brawner’s Farm. The setting sun with the Blue Ridge Mountains made a great background for the reenactment. Saturday’s reenactment was a recreation of the Union’s assault on the unfinished railroad. The reenactors seem to be really having a lot of fun during the battle recreations, and the commanders did a very good job to make sure that the battles did not stray too far from the spectators. However, I do feel that the reenactor turnout was on the low side. I was expecting to see about the same numbers that attended the 145th 1st Bull Run reenactment held at Cedar Creek in 2006. I estimate that there were between 1,000 and 2,000 total reenactors present. Unfortunately, I feel that the low reenactor turnout did not make the 6 hour drive to Virginia worthwhile. I have my fingers crossed that next month’s Antietam reenactment will be larger. We will see.

Thanks to all the reenactors and the Cedar Creek staff who made this event possible.


The Battle of Brawner’s Farm


Attack on the Railroad Cut