Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Longstreet- 14th Brooklyn

This is the first post about my upcoming project, a Union brigade, to play the long campaign in the Longstreet rules, by Sam Mustafa. I've created my unit from Porter's brigade at First Bull Run, in 1861. Once I'll have the basics done, I'll add more units.


Voici le premier de mes billets consacres a ma brigade pour Longstreet. Mes premieres unites appartenaient a la brigade Porter lors de la bataille de Bull Run. Par la suite, j'ajouterai d'autres elements. Bon, vous me pardonnerez, mais cette fois, j'ai fait un peu long, et uniquement en Anglais.




A bit of History first, from Frederick Phisterer,
New York in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865. (1890)

"The 14th State Militia, failing to be ordered to the front under the first call for troops, organized, under Col. Alfred M. Wood, and special authority from the War Department, as a regiment of volunteers; it was recruited in Brooklyn, mustered in the service of the United States for three years between May and Aug., 1861, turned over to the State in Sept., 1861, and received its numerical volunteer designation Dec. 7th, 1861. Its engineer company was mustered out Aug. 21st, 1861. The men not entitled to be discharged with the regiment served from May 21st, 1864, with the 12th Battalion, N.Y. Vols., and were, June 2d, 1864, transferred to the 5th Veteran N.Y. Vols.





The regiment left the State May 18th, 1861, except Companies I and K, which joined it in July, 1861; served at and near Washington, D.C. from May 19th, 1861; in Andrew Porter's Brigade, Army N. E. Va., from Jun, 1861, in Keyes' Brigade, Division Potomac, from Aug. 4th, 1861; in same, 1st. Brigade, McDowell's Division, A. P. from Oct. 15th, 1861; in 3d Brigade, McDowall's Division, A.P., from Feb., 1862; in Augur's, 1st Brigade, King's Division, 1st Corps, A. P., from March, 1862; in same brigade and division, Department Rappahannock, from May, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3d Corps, A. Va., from June 26th, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, A. P., from Sept. 12th, 1862; in 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, A. P., from June, 1863; in 2d Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Corps, from March, 1864, and, May 21st, 1864, it was ordered to New York city, and there, under Col. Edward B. Fowler, honorably discharged and mustered out on June 14th, to date June 6th, 1864.




During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 5 officers, 83 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 3 officers, 61 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 74 enlisted men; total 8 officers, 218 enlisted men; aggregate, 226; of whom 17 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy; and it took part in the following engagements; etc.:"





 The aggregate loss of the regiment is stated to be 716 men, which includes men deemed missing. During it's course of service the unit fought in the battles of:

GROVETON, SECOND BULL RUN, SOUTH MOUNTAIN, ANTIETAM. FREDERICKSBURG, CHANCELLORSVILLE, GETTYSBURG, MINE RUN, WILDERNESS and SPOTTSYLVANIA.





Now for the minis: They're from Old Glory, in 15mm. To my knowledge, only Freikorps does them in 15mm, and you only have one pose. So I went with zouaves, and, with a proper paintjob, they do the trick. The standard bearers are conversions. 

 

28 comments:

  1. Bon, je reviendrai demain, pas le temps de tout lire ce soir, mais c'est un superbe post, bravo!

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  2. Nice painted and based minis! Great work!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  3. Lovely work there and nice bit of history too

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  4. salutos
    très belle peinture..comma d'hab..on dirait que tu as eut un petit pb de vernis.formation de micro billes?..ou c'est un problème de photos?..ou c'est moi qui vois mal ?

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    1. Merci a toi. Non pas de pb de vernis. Je pense que ca vient de la photo. La luminosite est pourrie en ce moment

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  5. Très bon travail qui aboutit à une impressionnante armée ! (ok, une petite armée, mais pour moi à partir de 15 figurines, c'est une armée !)
    Bravo !

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    1. He he. Merci de ce compliment. Une autre "armee" est en route

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  6. Je suis revenu, j'ai tout lu, et j'ai appréçiu...beaucoup! Je confirme, un super boulot et une très belle armée!

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  7. Great painting and great to read the bit of history too!

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  8. Very nice! My mate Ian is painting some Confederates, perhaps you'll see them In Central London?

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    1. Thanks Simon. I know Ian. I already have played a game against him. I need to write down the batrep.

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    2. His grasp of Longstreet is far greater than is mine! I spent almost all of last game running away. ;-)

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