The third editon of the famous American Civil War mod.

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SantaofDeath
SantaofDeath

Nice hats! The mixed headgear for the Stonewall Brigade and general US infantry is nice.

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KriegStrunam
KriegStrunam

Nice gear! But I sure do hope that the last one isn't Union infantry or Volunteers, the round black hat doesn't go with those two units. However it is more accurate if you put it on the Militia.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Author
ACWDevelopmentTeam

I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you on that one. Plenty hats were worn by various Union troops. Particularly in the Western Theater of War the hat was more prevalent than the kepi or forage cap. There were hardee hats, slouch hats, beehive hats worn, and we want to show that variety and un-uniformity... In the Eastern Theater we do mainly have kepis or forage caps though.

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KriegStrunam
KriegStrunam

Yes, that IS true, but in those pictures, those are Units and Brigades that require a certain dress code for its volunteers/soldiers. Like the Iron brigade, they chose their hardee caps as their main hat. However, regular Infantry units and Volunteers such as the 49th of Ohio 'Buckeye Vanguard' and the 54th Mass. Or the 20th Maine (all of which chose the Kepi and their symbol/regiment # on their forages) had a certain dress code that dictated on what their soldiers had to wear. Usually, volunteer infantry fell under these rules in the east (not so much in the west), and had to wear whatever Cap or belt (U.S. or U.V.M) the Unit required. Militia units were not as tight-nitched, and did not require or enforce such policies, mainly due to the fact that they did not have the same training as Volunteer or Regular Infantry Units. On the other hand, you are right about the west, mainly because their units out there were not strictly enforced, and they were more of a militia than actual Brigades (and yes, I know some brigades were out there).

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Author
ACWDevelopmentTeam

Well the pic above is just an example of such a mixed headgear unit, mainly used in the west. Our specific regiments, like 20th Mass, 20th Maine, etc have correct uniformity, all kepis and even own regimental insignia on them. Our early war militia wears a mix of hardees and Mexican war pattern caps, our garrison militia a mix of hats and forage caps. Eastern regulars and volunteers have kepis or forage caps, western have a mix of forage caps and hats. Rest assured we put some research into every unit or design we add.

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KriegStrunam
KriegStrunam

Wow! So now the west gets its own type of units! Thats amazing! Now I really can't wait for release! Keep up the amazing work!

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Author
ACWDevelopmentTeam

Here are some examples of cap insignia variety we've added: I.imgur.com

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KriegStrunam
KriegStrunam

Nice! Not to rush or pester you, but when do you think that this new feature-loaded version will be ready for release?

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Author
ACWDevelopmentTeam

Precisely when it's done and not a moment sooner. :)

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KriegStrunam
KriegStrunam

Either way though, the work you have done is FANTASTIC, so don't get me wrong by all of that.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam

Thank you. And constructive debate is always welcome.

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