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News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 32 - Battle Cry of Freedom Part 3
« on: November 17, 2018, 09:43:11 pm »
im excited for the new meme vids that are sure to come

Can't wait !

News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 32 - Battle Cry of Freedom Part 3
« on: November 17, 2018, 07:05:07 pm »

News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 31 - Battle Cry of Freedom Part2
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:41:41 pm »
Nice to see these new blogs, and I like what I'm seeing and hearing about the shooting mechanics.  :)
Yea man it looks good  8)

News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 31 - Battle Cry of Freedom Part2
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:10:36 am »
I like it looks cool guys!

News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 30 - Battle Cry of Freedom
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:24:24 am »
Making all the units we have always kept 500 players in mind, so it should not be impossible to get it working client side too. I have tested 500 characters in full screen the other day and I had roughly 25-30 fps, which is not too bad considering they were not optimized.

So 500 Bots are going to perform the same as 500 people?

News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 30 - Battle Cry of Freedom
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:48:55 am »
What's the highest possible player count still 200-500? I'm intrigued I would like to see some one-on-one combat and maybe some shooting.

Regiments (Game Clans) / Re: Kentucky State Guard
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:15:49 am »
good luck!

News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 30 - Battle Cry of Freedom
« on: November 04, 2018, 12:12:48 am »
How soon can we expect to be playing in-game and actually having battles? Also, what will the price be for the game?

Regiments (Game Clans) / DEAD
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:26:48 pm »
yeeted mod please yeee this thread yo

News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 30 - Battle Cry of Freedom
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:16:59 pm »
Not going to lie this actually looks pretty good! Now it's going to be war with  War of Rights vs Battle Cry Freedom   

News & Announcements / Re: Developer Blog 7 - We’re Back!
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:38:13 am »
Damit I got excited for a moment ! ..... There really needs to be a update tho ....

Good work man !

Historical uniform set up for ANV C.S troops 1862 the correct way
Here is a unit to try 6th Alabama infantry Co. I Raccoon Roughs just go by the guideline below and you will be fine.

   Also one  here is one of  the actual hats used by the  one of the men of Co.I  Raccoon Roughs but not ever one of the men had them just a few

Historical uniform set up here officer also this is just a base of it for 6th Alabama infantry Co. I

Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
Colonel Gordon commanded the regiment in desperate fighting in the Sunken Road, where it lost 52 men killed and 104 wounded.

A soldier would have worn a shirt, drawers, socks, trousers, jacket, cap or hat, and shoes/boots. Depending on the exact unit the soldier may have received some or all of his clothing from a government depot. Some soldiers received State issued uniforms, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, come to mind. Local clothing drives were also made for some out of state units, and depots were set up to store these goods, e.g. the Texas Depot for the Texas Brigade.
Imported accouterments, weapons, and clothing is a very interesting topic as well. Although I think that most would agree with me in that the majority of military goods received up through 1862 were arms deliveries

Jacket list

Frock Coats
The most versatile of all Confederate garments.

Commutation Jackets
The term "commutation jacket" as we know it today generally covers any jacket that was sent from home to a soldier serving in the field or issued to him after being provided through relief societies or purchased on the unit-wide scale from manufacturers.
Early in the war the commutation system was set up to allow the central CS government some relief from having to supply the soldiers, at least until the depot system could come into full swing.

CS Four Button Jacket Also civilian sack coat
The mysterious four button jacket that has been found in dozens of images and existing examples can be found across the nation, yet no one has yet identified which depot, if any, they came from.

Richmond Depot jackets
Jacket Design

Richmond Depot shell jacket
The jackets produced during the war were not grouped into different types until long after the war was over, being set by modern historians. Many, if not all of the jackets were produced from the Richmond depot in a production line, with the details being omitted as time went by to save material due to war time shortages and faster completion rates. One of the parts of this 'production line', consisted of sewing groups, or the ladies of the towns and city, that would come to the facilities, take unfinished uniforms and bolts of cloth, and drop off the completed uniforms. Three types of Richmond Depot jackets were produced:

In mid-1862, the Type I was phased out for the Type II. Due to scarce supplies, they were made of jeans (a mixture of wool and cotton) or satinette and cassimere. There are several extant examples of Type IIs throughout out the United States, including in the American Civil War Museum. The Richmond Depot Type II jacket is characterized by a nine-button front, no buttons on the cuffs, top-stitched edges, shoulder straps, belt loops on each hip, an unbleached cotton osnaburg lining and interior pockets. It has a six piece body and two piece sleeves. Generally, it has no trim, although examples with partial trim do exist.

Trousers List

CS mule ear pocket trousers
Civilian oriented trousers made of various material Cotton /Jean wool e.g
Captured Federal issue trousers

Painted Canvas Waist Belts
Leather Waist Belts
Georgia Frame Buckle and Belt
Sheet Brass Buckle Belt
Copper Buckle Belt
Single Billet Belt
Fork Tongue Frame Buckle
Painted Canvas Shoulder Belt   
Leather Waist Belts
C.S. Brass Belt Plates
Georgia Frame Buckle and Belt

Haversacks & Canteens

Canteen - for water. Confederate manufacturers produced tin and wooden canteens. Wooden canteens are generally described as Gardner or Nuckolls patterns. CS tin canteens may be "tin drum" type, or copies of the US M1858 "smoothside canteen". Patent filter canteens would have also been available, generally as a private purchase item.
*Also Canteens need to be high on the body of the soldier

CS Tin Drum Canteen Without cover
CS Copper Canteen. Without cover
US Model 1858 Canteen With and without cover
Eight Ring Bullseye canteen With and without cover
Five Ring Bullseye canteen With and without cover

*Cloth strap & leather straps

Haversack - for carrying rations. CS produced varieties are typically made from a cotton drill material and are generally plain canvas. Tarred, or oil cloth examples were also issued. Given the ANV's numerous encounters with Federal forces in 1862 it is probable that a soldier may have carried a captured Federal haversack of the M1851 pattern, or a similar variant.

Cartridge box - for carrying ammunition. 1862 is generally viewed as too early for large amounts of imported accouterments. Primarily soldiers were carrying CS copies of M1839 or M1857 cartridge boxes, or their captured Federal counterparts. CS manufactured cartridge boxes have many specific features that distinguish them from US varieties, but generally follow established pre-war Federal patterns, as with many CS equipments. The box may or may not be worn with a box sling.

Cap pouch - for carrying percussion caps. Provided the soldier was not carrying a flintlock arm, a percussion cap pouch was worn on the right front of the wearers belt. Again, CS manufactured pouches generally follow US patterns. The M1845 and M1850 patterns are common CS copies, as are "shield front" cap pouches. Again, captured Federal accouterments may be encountered.

Bayonet scabbard - for carrying the bayonet. Scabbard is worn on the left side of the wearers belt. CS bayonet scabbards are typically fully sewn versions of the M1859 scabbard. Sometimes encountered with brass, or tin tips, or as in the case with some scabbards issued through Richmond, with a fully sewn tip. Again, captured Federal accouterments could be encountered.


Knapsack - a backpack, for carrying a blanket, ground cloth, tentage, personal items. It is important to note that not all Confederate soldiers were issued knapsacks. However, CS domestic production are generally copies of the US M1825 "Mexian War" knapsack. Militia "hardpack" style knapsacks would also still be encountered at this time. There is a series of images taken of CS dead at Sharpsburg that show Confederate soldiers with French style hardpack knapsacks. There is also evidence that apart from some limited importation that there was some attempt to domestically produce French style knapsacks. Federal knapsacks are of the M1855 type, or contractor variants, and may have been used.

Inside the knapsack soldiers would carry a blanket and groundcloth. CS groundcloths are painted cloth, where as Federal versions are rubberized cloth (however, painted cloth Federal ground cloths were common; as there was a shortage of rubberized ground cloths). A Confederate soldier might also carry a civilian floor cloth. If he did not have a knapsack, the ground cloth, blanket and any personal items would be rolled into a bed roll and carried as a horse collar, or hobo roll.

Knapsack List / Bedroll
Single Bag Knapsack
The Isaac and Campbell Knapsack
Kibler Knapsack
Union Double Bag Knapsack With and without bedroll
horse collar, or hobo roll

Each slouch hat whether it is a Beehive/Hardee/Ect. Needs to have its own shape and Characteristic's. No hat looked like the next. Look at original Photos and every mans hat was shaped to they're own style and personality. You could add a simple system to this game to where people could shape they're own hats. Example, Say I wanted to Turn my brim up and cock my hat with a slight slant on my head and dent in the base of the hat. This would add a whole new level to the game giving everyone they're own choice and style.

Beehive hat
High Beehive
Low Crown Beehive
Beehive Farmer
Low Bowler
C.S. Version of U.S. Hardee Hat
U.S. Hardee Hat
C.S. Version of 1858 Forage Cap with Oilcloth Visor or Unbound /Bound Leather Visor
Homespun Kepi with Oilcloth Visor with Oilcloth Visor or Unbound /Bound Leather Visor
Homespun Jean Cloth Kepi Oilcloth Visor with Oilcloth Visor or Unbound /Bound Leather Visor

The confederates had a wide range of foot wear in the early years of the war. Most common was civilian shoe's and boots. But by 62 and hundreds of miles marching a lot of those shoes was gone but they still had some , They was being issued majority of Imported British brogans "Booties" and Boots. The most common was the Jefferson and the Short boot(Tucked and Untucked in they're pants).Even some Confederates in some instance's would be wearing federal brogans and boots from previous engagements and was able to snag some off the dead if they was lucky enough.

Rhet D. Vito  List of Hats ,Knapsack List / Bedroll list , Canteen List , Belts&Buckle List
Trousers List still WIP
Luke Young - Sources and information on Canteens/Shoes
SCAR- Southeast Coalition of Authentic Reenactors  - Sources for research on the American Civil war
Wiki-More information
Authentic Campaigner-Information on uniforms on the civil war and examples
Civilwartalk Information on uniforms on the civil war and examples
Whambaugh and white co. - Examples and research on uniforms



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