The infamous Irish regiment from the American Civil War. Uses MMCB cloth accessories, BrickArms firearms(SMLE & Garand), and BrickForge beards.
About this creation
I will post a more detailed description here eventually, but for now this will have to do. For the frock coat pieces and belt, MMCB was kind enough to custom tailor them for me so they were as similar as possible to the uniforms. BrickForge and BrickArms items further enhance the appeal of the figures. I'm pretty happy with the way they look but would like to replace the blue Kepis (hats) with dark blue ones eventually. If you would like to see a comparison with the actual uniforms, check out the YouTube video below the pictures.
Shawn Murphy, They did have repeating rifles(not quite fully or semi automatic) during the civil War, These were not muzzleloaders either! These were breachloading rifles, I THINK that the name is the Smith carbine, I can't think of it off of the top of my head.
August 17, 2010
I like your minifig, but it would be better if the rifle was a percussion rather than a bolt action rifle.
I like it
August 17, 2010
I Like it!!! Brian, my Great-Great-Great Grandfather was an officer in the 2nd Virginia Regiment, Companies H&I Infantry and Cavalry. This regiment was part of the Stonewall Brigade, and fought at the battle of Cedar Creek.
I am a civil war re-enactor, part of the 69th New York State Volunteers, part of the famed Irish Brigade. I am extraordinarily pleased with your Irish Volunteers! They look absolutely outstanding! I have included my e-mail, hoping that there might be a chance that I would be able to purchase a single Irish Volunteer, or at least get directions on how to make my own! Again Matt, very well done! hope to hear from you!
Bridger aka Pvt. McNutt 69th NYSV Co. C =p
Quoting Majestic Agent
Dude,the irish brigade did not have SMLEs or garands because those were invented during the start of WWII. they had muskets and gatling guns and cannons a locamotive transportation. Try not to look at wikipedia because its inaccurate nowadays because if ou get an account you can edit a page on wikipedia
First of all, I know that those guns were not available during the Civil War. I chose them because they were brown and looked better than the dark gray Lego rifles. Second of all, the SMLE was used in the First World. Third, Wikipedia is a more reliable source than you think. Yes, anyone can change anything, but of course there are plenty of people who watch pages for that. I am not saying to use it for your academic research papers. That's what books and journal articles are for. Plus, if you look at the end of the wiki pages there are plenty of sources listed, some of which can be used for such papers. One of my professors even pointed this out. Teachers need to quit treating Wikipedia like it's the Devil incarnate.
For that matter, everything you read has some sort of bias to it. Doesn't matter if it's a Wikipedia page, newspaper article or a book.