I’ve started cleaning up the ACW collection and while doing so was suitably impressed with the cavalry collection, so much so I wanted to share them with you.

Confederate charge, with supporting regiment.

A confederate regiment charging in line with a supporting regiment also in line.

We have over three thousand infantry figures, over two hundred cavalry and two hundred artillery including gun pieces. The whole collection is superbly painted and based, to a very high standard. I wanted to start here with the cavalry. I have always loved the look of the cavalry uniforms of the American Civil War, particularly the early war, as later on the Confederacy became a little less uniform.

A line of Union cavalry skirmishing.

A Union regiment of cavalry skirmishing ahead of their horseholders.

Here at the Wargames Holiday Centre we have an amazing variety of manufacturer ranges, there are several regiments of dismounted cavalry as well as several mounted regiments of both the protagonists.

Texas Cavalry dismounted

A confederate cavalry regiment dismounted and opening fire.

Our preferred set of rules is Fire & Fury, they seem to reflect the period very well and given the number of figures we have at our disposal we can field all the major battles of the period.

First Virginia lined out and ready for the charge.

The 1st Virginia cavalry regiment.

The battles offered over the coming year feature the East and West theatre. The first being Gettysburg, then Chancellorsville and Shiloh.

Union Cavalry charging.

A Union regiment of cavalry charging headlong. “Come on you Wolverines!”

I’ve uploaded additional photos of the ACW cavalry on to our Gallery, take a look.