Thursday, May 3, 2007

2nd New Hampshire Continental Regiment

The 2nd New Hampshire regiment was formed in 1776 and served until all of the New Hampshire line regiments were reorganized in 1782. For a good part of its service this regiment fought as part of Enoch Poore's brigade along side the 1st New Hampshire and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd New York regiments. Various sources report the 2nd to be uniformed in light blue coats with red facings. Some sources report the regiment creating replacement breeches from bed ticking. Since I think this was likely scorned by those not requiring it, I've painted the unit only partially equipped in replacement pants, but I have additionally taken liberty to add a couple of figures in undress showing improvised equipment.
Being from New Hampshire myself, this was one of the very first AWI units I painted. The two formed stands can represent separate battalions of the 2nd NH at lower scales in V&B and can also represent the 1st and 2nd NH at higher scales. The detached skirmisher stand utilizes shooting figures and can be used as skirmishers or as a detachment to hold a viliage or other battlefield strongpoint. The flag is printed on paper by me, but since the unit is over 10 years old, the printer technology available at that time was a bit crude compared to today's printers. This remains one of my favorite and most-used units.

3 comments:

Giles said...

Very nicely done Allan! Looking forward to following the blog.

Best wishes

Giles (duly linked!)

Steve said...

Nice shot - who are the figures by?? Old Glory, or Hincliffe I'm guessing???

Allan (AJ) Wright said...

Thanks for the nice words and the link Giles.

Steve, they're Old Glory figures, although the one figure in hunting shirt might be another brand, I'm not sure.