Sunday, 12 May 2013

General R.E.Lee

When Virginia declared its secession from the Union in April 1861, Lee chose to follow his home state, despite his personal desire for the country to remain intact and despite the fact that President Abraham Lincoln had offered Lee command of a Union Army.


Lee became the great Southern hero of the War, a postwar icon of the " Lost Cause of the Confederacy" to some. But his popularity grew even in the North, especially after his death in 1870. He remains an iconic figure of American military leadership.


 Lee is a Foundry figure and again the other guys are Perry plastics.
 I wanted something a little different from the Meade command stand, so this time I made one trooper look like he was coming up to Lee with some information and another having a drink from a canteen.
 As Lee is more of a 25mm figure and the plastic Perry guys are much closer to 28mm I have had to raised the stand a bit giving Bobby Lee a bit more height.

 The flag is from the same old place again!
 Close up of the dude with the water bottle.


Close up of the dude greeting Mr Lee.

27 comments:

  1. Stunning command base !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  2. The command base looks ACE!!!! great work Roger.

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  3. Very nice composition of the command base

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  4. They look great there Rodger and its nice to see the Southern Hero come out and play

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  5. Nice, very very nice command base, a great looking vignette!
    Regards,
    Phil.

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  6. Great work, Rodger! I really like those command base.
    All the best,
    Bart

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  7. Another great work Rodger .
    Greetings .

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  8. Quite a lively little vignette, Rodger - a very fine command base indeed.

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  9. I do like the choices you made here with the figures. The Commander does interact with the Regulars and it's nice to see that here.

    Those horses are excellent btw.

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  10. Awesome. The bit of colour on the bases with the flowers makes this even better.
    cheers

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  11. Your Command stands blow mine away Rodger! Excellent work and well thought out.

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  12. Great job, Rodger. You've captured a nano moment in these men's life.

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  13. Very nice finish Rodger!

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  14. Thanks guys, really appreciate the comments.

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  15. They are going to look great on the table and really set the scene.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  16. Great looking figures and terrain!

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  17. A grand stand for the 'old man' Rodger and more top photos too, thanks for posting them

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  18. Fabulous figures and great painting! Really enjoying this blog. The ACW is one of my favourite periods of history and I must get round to painting some miniatures for it..thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Very nice work, Rodger. I love the mini-diorama feel.

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  20. Great command stand! Really nice composition!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be

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  21. Great looking figures!

    Regards.
    Sławek.

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