17th Virginia customized and painted by Pawel Chrzanowski

Polish wargamer and modeler Pawel Chrzanowski ranks among the finest painters of 10mm wargaming figures in the hobby today. He has been a frequent contributor to this blog over the past few years. Run a search for his last name in the search box to obtain a list of the links to previous articles and photographs.

Pawel has used a combination of Pendraken and Minifigs figures as the base for his excellent sculpting and conversion work. The rifles are from Chariot Miniatures.

Here are three more photos of the miniature 17th Virginia Infantry, a regiment which served in the Confederate army from First Manassas to Appomattox  Court House.

According to Wikipedia, the “17th Infantry Regiment was organized at Manassas Junction, Virginia, in June, 1861, using the 6th Battalion Virginia Militia as its nucleus. Men of this unit were recruited in the counties of Warren, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier.

After fighting at First Manassas in a brigade under James Longstreet , it was assigned to General Ewell’s, A.P. Hill’s, Kemper’s, and Corse’s Brigade. The 17th fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Fredericksburg, then participated in Longstreet’s Suffolk Expedition. During the Gettysburg Campaign it was on detached duty at Gordonsville and later served in Tennessee and North Carolina. Returning to Virginia it fought at Drewry’s Bluff and Cold Harbor, saw action in the Petersburg trenches, and ended the war at Appomattox.”


“This regiment totaled 600 men in April, 1862, lost 17 killed and 47 wounded at Williamsburg, had 18 killed and 41 wounded at Seven Pines, and had 17 killed, 23 wounded, and 73 missing at Frayser’s Farm. It reported 48 casualties at Second Manassas, 13 at South Mountain, and of the 55 engaged at Sharpsburg about seventy-five percent were disabled. At Drewry’s Bluff 7 were killed and 23 wounded. Many were captured at Sayler’s Creek, and 2 officers and 46 men surrendered on April 9, 1865.”

“The field officers were Colonels Montgomery D. Corse, Arthur Herbert, and Morton Marye; Lieutenant Colonels William Munford and Grayson Tyler; and Majors George W. Brent and Robert H. Simpson.”

Congratulations to Pawel for another wonderfully painted Civil War miniature unit! Very nice job!

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One thought on “17th Virginia customized and painted by Pawel Chrzanowski

  1. Mark Smith

    Is 10mm a common scale these days? How about relative to 15mm? – It seems I’ve been away from the hobby a LONG time!

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