The idea for this was the fact that a good friend at the club (Tom you know who you are) gave me some file boxes pretty full with old 15mm ACW figures (mainly Minifigs) knowing I had done a small number for one of the occasional large games up at Micks. Looking at the figures there were and the fact that some of them had the early uniforms decided me on the fact that1st Bull Run using Fire and Fury was the one to go for.
I got the OOB and scenario details from Andy Clark's, site here
Orders of BattleUnion Army
Major - General I. McDowell (Corps commander) 1st Division Brig.-Gen. D.Tyler 1st Brig.(Keyes) 9/8/5 2ndBrig.(Schenck) 9/8/5 Carlisle`s battery 3rdBrig.(Sherman) 17/14/10 E Ayres` battery 2nd Division Col. D.Hunter 1st Brig. (Porter) 16/13/9 Griffin`s battery 2nd Brig.(Burnside) 12/10/7 Rhode Island battery Palmer`s Cavalry 2/-/- 3rd Division Col. S.P.Heintzelman 1st Brig. (Franklin) 11/9/6 Rickett`s battery 2nd Brig.(Willcox) 11/9/6 3rd Brig. (Howard) 14/12/8
Army of the Potomac Brig.-Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard (Corps commander) 1st Brig.(Bonham) 17/14/10 5th Brig.(Cocke) 6/13/9 6th Brig.(Early) 13/11/8 Evan`s Brig.(Evans) 6/5/3 Hampton`s Legion 3/2/- E Kemper`s battery Army of the Shenandoah Brig.-Gen. J.E. Johnston (Division commander) 1st Brig.(Jackson) 14/11/7 E Pendleton`s battery 2ndBrig.(Bartow) 5/4/3 3rd Brig.(Bee) 11/9/6 Imboden`s battery 4th Brig.(Smith) 8/7/5 Stuart`s Cavalry 2/-/- E
Given that the number of figures wasn't vast I thought this was doable.
So to the pictures of the figures, bare in mind that a small number of the
figures were done for the earlier project so you may have seen the artillery
Confederates first, Beauregard's Army of the Potomac in the front,
Johnston's Army of the Shenendoah to the rear:
Brig Gen Beauregard:
There was a huge difference in the size of the brigades on both sides,
anyone with knowledge of Fire and Fury will see that some of these are
McDowell's Union Army.
Tyler's 1st Div (rear left), Hunter's 2nd Div (rear right) and
Heintzelman's 3rd Div to the front:
Major Gen McDowell:
Two pictures of the earlier uniform type:
Next step, contact Mic, Neal and Scotty to arrange a game up at his
place, won't be massive but should be fun. I will post the results as