It's been a long time since my last post. The plan had been to undergo a classic beastman/broo regiment but after making a start on a couple, I felt I wasn't feeling it. So for now that project will have to wait until the time is right.
So for now I've decided to revisit my long running Dixon Miniatures American Civil War project and have spent the last month or so on another Confederate regiment, the 5th Texas Infantry.
The 5th Texas was part of the Texas Brigade which I'm planning on painting every regiment that featured. I already have the 3rd Arkansas and a command base featuring Texas Brigade commander John Bell Hood sorted and intend to include the 1st and 4th Texas regiments plus original members, the 18th Georgia and Hampton's Legion.
Created in October 1861, the 5th Texas were assigned to the Texas Brigade. As part of the brigade, the 5th performed well at the Battle of Eltham's Landing, lightly involved at the Battle of Seven Pines as well as playing an important roll in the Battle of Gaines' Mill with a charge that split the Union lines.
|Regiment commander Jerome B. Robertson can be seen on the far left.|