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The son & heir's ACW

The Son & heir's American Civil War (ACW). Blurb to be added.

57th Virginia

As part of his Christmas 2013 haulĀ The son & heir received a box of the plastic Perry Miniatures ACW80 - American Civil War Confederate Infantry 1861-65. The first battalion recruited from that box is the 57th Virginia as their GMB Designs flags denotes.


The photo dates from January 2013.

9th Virginia

The very first set of plastic figures that Perry Miniatures produced was ACW1 - Plastic American Civil War Infantry (box of 36 figures). The plastic offerings from the Perry twins have come a long way in the sophistication stakes since that first set. The son & heir's first ACW regiment was born out of ACW1. Initially the regiment the 9th Virginia were recruited without a standard bearer - around May 2012 - but once a suitable GMB Designs flag was delivered one of the riflemen got chiselled off the base and a standard bearer substituted in. One must have the full colour and grandeur of war. von Peter himself couldn't agree more.


The photo dates from December 2012.

38th Virginia

The 38th Virginia soon followed mostly also from the Perry's ACW1 - Plastic American Civil War Infantry box. The casualty is a metal figure from the Perry stable.


The photo dates from December 2012.

53th Virginia

The next regiment was also constructed from the Perry Miniatures ACW80 American Civil War Confederate Infantry 1861-65. not much blue dye around for the 53rd Virginia apparently.


The photo dates from December 2013. Another GMB Designs flag.

12 pounder Napoleon Battery

It's all very fine ... and necessary! ... to have plenty of the poor infantry but sometimes a bit of long range support is required. I'm sure the infantry would agree. The son & heirs solution was to provision a battery of 12 pounder Napoleon for his damned reb's.


The eagle eyed will spot that the metal work that laps over the barrel's trunions to hold the barrel on the carriage is painted in the same colour as the barrels. This may since have been corrected.


The photo dates from December 2012. Figures care of Perry Miniatures.