One of the very best figure painters around these days is English wargamer and hobbyist Andy MacDonald-Rice, or Andy Mac as he prefers. Here are some examples of his recent entry into painting 10mm Civil War figures. This is the 1st Maryland (CSA) Infantry. Note the incredible attention to detail for 10mm figures! The wounded and dying soldiers add a vignette feel to the individual stands, and the static grass and ground basing is superbly done. Check out these closeups!
Aren’t these wee warriors incredibly well painted, expecially for 10mm? I painted some 10mm GHQ Rebellion figures a few years ago and , although I was pleased by them, they weren’t anywhere close to this level of quality. Note the drum! It’s even shadowed.
The 1st Maryland was formed by 800 pro-Confederacy men who slipped into Virginia from Maryland following the state’s decision not to secede from the Union. These volunteers eventually were organized into a regiment in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States (PACS). They served at the First Battle of Manassas, and then under Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862.
The 1st Maryland served under Bradley Johnson, who was later to become a brigadier general in the C.S. Army. The original 1st Maryland mustered out at Gordonsville, Virginia, on August 17, 1863, following the expiration of its term of service. Many of the men reenlisted in what eventually became the 2nd Maryland Infantry and served for the duration of the war.
For photos of Andy Mac’s superb 10mm 9th Virginia Infantry, please CLICK HERE!