- 1/72 Scale (25mm)
- 25 figures with 1 x 4-horse team, 3 guns
- 12 poses, 2 horse poses
- Unpainted figures, assembly and painting required
- Molded in gray
- Box Dimensions: 8.2” L x 6.2” W x 1.2” H
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
The South was at a relative disadvantage to the North for deployment of artillery. The industrial North had far greater capacity for manufacturing weapons, and the Union blockade of Southern ports prevented many foreign arms from reaching the Southern armies. The Confederacy had to rely to a significant extent on captured Union artillery pieces it is estimated that two-thirds of all Confederate field artillery was captured from the Union.
Confederate batteries usually consisted of four guns, in contrast to the Union's six. This was a matter of necessity, because guns were always in short supply. And, unlike the Union, batteries frequently consisted of mixed caliber weapons. During the first half of the war Confederate batteries were generally attached to infantry brigades. A reorganization of the Confederate artillery resulted in batteries being organized into battalions (versus the Union brigades) of three batteries each in the Western Theater of the war and generally four batteries each in the Eastern Theater of the war. These artillery battalions were assigned to the direct support of infantry divisions. Each infantry corps was assigned two battalions as an Artillery Reserve, but there was no such Reserve at the army level. The chief of artillery for Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton, had considerable difficulty massing artillery for best effect because of this organization.
The IMEX kit comes with 3 guns and a crew of 4 men. The limber has a four-horse team, though all civil war artillery used at least six horses. There are 2 figures for the limber, one driver and a wounded soldier. The figures are mostly dressed in sack coats and there is a compliment of figures in infantry poses.
This kit is great addition to your diorama or miniatures gaming collection.