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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Scammell Recovery Vehicle by Arrowhead Miniatures


The Scammell Recovery vehicle was a British 6 x 4 tractor unit used in World War II as an artillery tractor, recovery vehicle and tank transporter.

Photograph of the new Scammell Recovery vehicle. Still has to have a few 'bits' added to it.

Scammell Recovery Vehicle by Arrowhead Miniatures

Arrowhead Miniatures

Annual Conference Recap, Interior Secretary Zinke at Antietam, New Website, and More

Annual Conference Recap, Interior Secretary Zinke at Antietam, New Website, and More

Last month, more than 400 Civil War Trust members and guests descended on Chattanooga, Tennessee for our 18th annual conference. Conference attendees had the option of 15 different tours with top tier battlefield guides across 4 days. The tours incorporated a detailed overview of the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and included visits to places like Orchard Knob, Snodgrass Hill, Lookout Mountain, and Brown’s Ferry -- sites that you helped to preserve! Other highlights included lectures from noted historians, an evening riverboat cruise along the Tennessee River, and the unveiling of a new book that details our 30 year organizational history.

If you’ve had the chance to attend one of our conferences, you know how much our members enjoy being out on the battlefield, discussing our nation’s history with experts and, most of all, spending time with like-minded people who care passionately about preserving American history. To see more highlights of this year’s annual conference, please check out this photo gallery from our trip to Chattanooga.

If you’d like to join us in Newport News, Virginia in 2018, mark your calendars for Marching Toward Freedom: The Wars of America’s First Century in Virginia’s Historic Triangle. Online registration will be open by August 15.

Interior Secretary Zinke at Antietam

On July 5, the Civil War Trust hosted an event on the Antietam Battlefield with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Secretary Zinke announced that President Trump's first quarter salary donation would benefit restoration projects at Antietam. He also announced $7.2 million in federal matching grants to preserve battlefield lands associated with the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War.

Thank you to our Honor Guard members!

We are so grateful for Honor Guard members who have decided to leave a gift in their estate plans to the Civil War Trust, thank you! Your generosity will ensure that battlefield preservation will continue for the benefit of future generations of Americans.

New Website

We recently launched a new and improved site at www.civilwar.org. The new site is designed to help you easily access the information you seek from any device mobile phone, tablet, desktop and to find relevant content on America’s early wars and the preservation of its battlefields.

Hiking Civil War Battlefields Book

Hiking a Civil War battlefield enables you to walk in the footsteps of the Blue and the Gray. We recently partnered with Rizzoli Publishing to create “Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History,” a large-format, beautifully produced volume that highlights some of the most remarkable hikes on Civil War battlefields. A portion of the proceeds goes toward battlefield preservation! Order your copy today

Support Congressional Gold Medal for Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss has been lavishly praised as a living legend, a national treasure, and America’s storyteller. He has left an indelible legacy of battlefield preservation in the U.S. and his work to protect and interpret American battlefields will live on for generations. Sign a letter to Congress urging that Ed be recognized with the Congressional Gold Medal. Sign the Letter

The Civil War Trust

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Artillery Markers and Haystacks from Pendraken Miniatures

John at Ironclad has been working on some more useful scenic items for us, so we've got some handy artillery markers and also some haystacks.

The artillery markers come in two types and are based on 15mm circles.  These can be used either as markers for your artillery units or just simply as a bit of extra scenery on the table.  The haystacks contain 4 types (2 of each in the pack) and vary from around 15mm wide up to 25mm wide.  Both of these releases are on the website £4.00 per pack.


SCN-GEN3    Artillery markers x 16    £4.00

SCN-GEN3    Artillery markers x 16

SCN-GEN4    Haystacks x 8    £4.00

SCN-GEN4    Haystacks x 8

Monday, 10 July 2017

27 New WWII Releases by Pendraken Miniatures

Things on the release front have been a bit quiet recently while we're working on BKC-III, but Dave's been steadily building a stack of new vehicles on the desk so I thought it was about time to get them released.  The thread title is a bit misleading though as a lot of these are revamps, with some new vehicles thrown in as well.

For the Brits, we've got some more Sherman revamps, plus two new M3 Stuarts with the early rivet and later turrets.  Moving to artillery, we've done a bit of work on the 25pdr and added the earlier version with the muzzle brake.

On the German side, the new Panther models are all ready and released, as well as a rather random Beobachtungspanzer version, of which there was only one produced!  So naturally, most folks will need at least 3 of them...!

The Soviets have got a better T-26 model (which I know has changed previously) but we weren't completely happy with it so asked the designer to do a fresh base model to be used for T-26's and Vickers E's further down the line.

And finally we've got a single French release, with the AMC-35 ready to go.  This is essentially the same as the Belgian ACG-1 tank, so it'll be of use to a future Belgian range as well.

The revamped models are all in italics, new releases in regular font.

British Vehicles

BRV14   M4A1 Sherman, 75mm gun, sand skirts   £3.00

BRV14   M4A1 Sherman, 75mm gun, sand skirts

BRV18   M4 Sherman, 105mm gun   £3.00

BRV18   M4 Sherman, 105mm gun

BRV21   M4A4 Sherman V, 75mm gun, camo   £3.00

BRV21   M4A4 Sherman V, 75mm gun, camo

BRV28   M4A1 Sherman, 75mm, back box, sand skirts   £3.00

BRV28   M4A1 Sherman, 75mm, back box, sand skirts

BRV29   M4A4 Sherman, 75mm, field armour   £3.00

BRV29   M4A4 Sherman, 75mm, field armour

BRV30   M4A4 Sherman ‘Firefly’, 17pdr, field armour   £3.00

BRV30   M4A4 Sherman ‘Firefly’, 17pdr, field armour

BRV56   M3 Stuart ‘Honey, mid turret   £2.80

BRV56   M3 Stuart ‘Honey, mid turret

BRV63   M31 Sherman ARV   £3.00

BRV63   M31 Sherman ARV

BRV65   Sexton SPG 25pdr   £3.00

BRV63   M31 Sherman ARV

BRV101   M3 Stuart ‘Honey’, early turret   £2.80

BRV101   M3 Stuart ‘Honey’, early turret

BRV102   M3 Stuart ‘Honey’, late turret   £2.80

BRV102   M3 Stuart ‘Honey’, late turret

Artillery

BRA14   25pdr field gun with crew, ammo trailer   £2.80

BRA14   25pdr field gun with crew, ammo trailer

BRA15   25pdr field gun, 8th Army crew, ammo trailer   £2.80


BRA22   25pdr field gun, no muzzle brake, crew, ammo trailer   £2.80

BRA22   25pdr field gun, no muzzle brake, crew, ammo trailer

BRA23   25pdr field gun, no muzzle brake, 8th Army crew, ammo trailer   £2.80

BRA23   25pdr field gun, no muzzle brake, 8th Army crew, ammo trailer

German Vehicles

GRV22   Tiger 2, Henschel turret, with zimmerit   £3.50

GRV22   Tiger 2, Henschel turret, with zimmerit

GRV25   Panther A   £3.50

GRV25   Panther A

GRV26   Panther D   £3.50

GRV26   Panther D

GRV27   Panther G   £3.50

GRV27   Panther G

GRV28   Panther A, zimmerit   £3.50


GRV29   Panther D, camouflaged   £3.50

GRV29   Panther D, camouflaged

GRV31   Jagdpanther   £3.50

GRV31   Jagdpanther

GRV109   Beobachtungspanzer Panther   £3.50
 
GRV109   Beobachtungspanzer Panther

Soviet Vehicles

SVV1   T-26 S   £2.80

SVV1   T-26 S

SVV24   TT-34 Engineer tank   £2.80

SVV24   TT-34 Engineer tank

SVV38/SCV4   T-26 B   £2.80

SVV38/SCV4   T-26 B

French

FRE60   Renault AMC-35   £2.80

FRE60   Renault AMC-35

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Project Update 1, 10mm Montrose ECW by Lancer Miniatures

First arrival is the weird looking frame gun, obviously this is the master, the one you will receive will be metal, this will be going into a mould soon as some more bits arrive. The gun crew are just to give you an idea of the size, they are not the correct figures, the ones you will receive will be wearing bonnets.

Frame Gun

Frame Gun

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German Reiter (Riders) from Warmonger Miniatures

The German Reiter (Riders) are now available! Our fifth Kickstarter is all wrapped up and we’re now offering our sixth product up for sale to everyone!

German Reiter (Riders)

German Reiter (Riders)

Warmonger Miniatures

Recap of the 154th Anniversary of Gettysburg!

Recap of the 154th Anniversary of Gettysburg!

Whether you engaged in-person or online, I hope that the 154th Gettysburg anniversary commemoration was meaningful for you. The Civil War Trust was there and I saw thousands of people eager to watch, learn, and experience this annual event at the Gettysburg National Military Park. We also "saw" millions of others interacting with us and our content at civilwar.org and on Facebook through a series of sixteen live broadcasts held all over the battlefield.

From the iconic Little Round Top and the field known as Pickett's Charge, to seldom-seen monuments and boulders off the beaten path, the Trust walked the fields, showed historic photos, told stories, answered your questions, and hosted some of the battle's foremost experts. On some occasions, we even got up close with artifacts that were present during the battle, including General Robert E. Lee's Bible, courtesy of the National Civil War Museum! We also paid a short visit to the land we are currently trying to preserve at Gettysburg. But our favorite part was interacting with enthusiastic Civil War Trust supporters while making many new friends online as well.

Although Gettysburg 154 has passed, you can keep right on learning and engaging in preparation for Gettysburg 155. Watch the 7+ hours of live videos from the Gettysburg 154th anniversary on Facebook—I think my favorites are Seminary Ridge, Pickett's Charge and Gettysburg Aftermath at the Rose Farm. Also, check out our unparalleled animated map, or take a virtual Gettysburg tour. We have more Gettysburg maps, videos, photos, and history articles all in one place on our web site.

No matter which battlefield you like, or what part of the war interests you, we are working our hardest to make sure as many Americans as possible get to experience our nation’s hallowed ground and understand the critical role that battlefields played in our shared history.

The Civil War Trust