Tuesday, 18 October 2016

1/300 6mm scale Gettysburg Seminary (American Civil War)

There can be few more iconic buildings in American history than the Gettysburg Seminary, backdrop to the 1st day stand at the Battle of Gettysburg, of Brigadier General Buford'.s Cavalry and the Union I Corps.
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, also known as the Gettysburg Seminary, is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and is one of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is one of the three seminaries in the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries, and a member institution of the Washington Theological Consortium. Founded in 1826, it is the oldest continuing Lutheran seminary in the United States.
During the battle of Gettysburg, the seminary, on a ridge west of the town, became a focal point of action on the first day of battle, 1 July 1863. The seminary gave its name to 'Seminary Ridge,' where the line of battle of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was formed on 2 and 3 July 1863.

 As part of my continued project to recreate the battle of Gettysburg in 6mm scale I painted up the Gettysburg Seminary model from Total Battle Miniatures. Pictured below with one of my Union brigades it will be a focal point on the battlefield.

Each of the infantry stands of 8figues is 20mm wide X 20mm deep giving you an idea of the size of the building

Baccus Union Infantry formed up in front of the Seminary

 Shortly after I purchased and painted this model Leven miniatures also released their product as well as the Cemetery Gatehouse from Cemetery Ridge. The Leven miniatures offering is pictured below from their website. The picture of the Gatehouse is taken of the model I purchased from them.
Picture taken from the Leven website

The detail on both the Total Battle Miniatures and Leven models highlights the huge improvements in the quality of scenery that s now on offer to the 6mm gamer. I have purchased extensively from both manufacturers as well as other 6mm scenery providers and will be blogging those in the near future

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