I’ve been rebasing and painting new figures for my Volley & Bayonet/A House Divided Campaign Project. I am using Adler 6mm figures (they are really about 7-8mm figures). I now have almost all the figures painted and rebased for 4 Confederate infantry corps and 6 Union infantry corps and 1 Union cavalry corps. That should be enough to start the 1861-1862 campaign. I plan on painting a total of 10 Union infantry corps, 1 Union cavalry corps, 7 Confederate infantry corps, and 1 Confederate cavalry corps. I have all of the figures I will need (I think). I recently ordered the last figures I needed (a very odds and ends order) from Adler. The figures arrived quickly and were well packed (thank you Adler Miniatures).
I am using a 5/12ths scale. That is 12″ of the normal scale has been reduced to 5″. That means a normal 10′ x 6′ table is reduced to a 50″ x 30″ table. The bases for massed infantry and cavalry are 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″. Linear infantry (dismounted cavalry) are 1 1/4″ x 5/8″. Generals are on slightly larger than normal bases with division commanders (dcs) are on a 3/4″ x 3/4″ base. Corps and army commanders (ccs and acs) are on a 1″ x 1″ base. Artillery are on a 3/4″ x 3/4″ base, which is a bit larger than normal, but I feel is more in line with the historical frontage of a 12 to 18 gun battalion.
Here are some examples of my how my figures are based:
Bear with me as I took the photos. I haven’t owned a camera since I was like 13 years old and it shows! I borrowed my wife’s camera, which my children had reset to crazy settings. I did the best I could, but I clearly have a lot to learn about taking photos.