- American Civil War collection
- Box contents
- 28 figures (11 mounted, 17 on foot), 11 horses
- 11 poses, 3 horse poses
- Unpainted figures, assembly and painting required
- Molded in blue
- Box Dimensions: 8.2” L x 6.2” W x 1.2” H
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
The Union started the war with five Regular mounted regiments: the 1st and 2nd U.S. Dragoons, the 1st Mounted Rifles, and the 1st and 2nd Cavalry. These were renumbered the 1st through 5th U.S. Cavalry regiments, respectively, and a 6th was recruited. The Union was initially reluctant to enlist additional regiments, because of the expense, the understanding that training an effective cavalryman could take as long as two years, and the conventional wisdom that the rough and forested terrain of the United States, being so different from that of Western Europe, would make the deployment of Napoleonic-style cavalry forces ineffective. As the war progressed, the value of cavalry was eventually realized (primarily for non-offensive missions), and numerous state volunteer cavalry regiments were added to the army. While initially reluctant to form a large cavalry force, the Union eventually fielded some 258 mounted regiments and 170 unattached companies, of differing enlistment periods, throughout the war and suffered 10,596 killed and 26,490 wounded during the struggle.
This Imex kit replicates Union cavalry men wearing the short shell jacket and soft fatigue cap except for the bugler. Most of the figures carry a sabre and are shown firing carbines and pistols.
This kit is great addition to your diorama or miniatures gaming collection.