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Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2015 9:48 a.m. PST

As the owner of Good Ground, LLC there is one question I am asked most often. How does Cracker Line and Plank Road compare to X line of 10mm ACW figures. Will they match well enough to use on the same bases, in the same regiments or on the battlefield togther? The following pics are my attempt to answer these questions.


This shot is for reference, but I purposely used a model of the Snodgrass House from Buildings in Turmoil as a backdrop. His line of builings look great with my figures.


Four different lines of figures are used in this shot. My own Cracker Line and Plank Road, Magister Militum and the new ACW line from Pendraken, NOT THE OLDER LINE.


A shot from the rear will give you added perspective.


Here I have removed some of the lines for a clearer view.


Finally, this group of figures shows only Cracker Line and Plank Road. Thanks to Roger Mark for this shot.


This final shot shows the "Between the Lines" models 10mm Cemetery Gatehouse with plenty of Cracker Line and Plank Road figures in the picture.

I hope this allays any fears one might have in using the most popular 10mm lines together with my figures. As the owner of Good Ground, it is my goal to offer the customer a full line of options for troop types. I will continue to expand the lines until almost all variants are covered. At Good Ground, we are committed to quality and service. Please check the figures out by visiting my web site.

Brian Smaller04 Feb 2015 9:55 a.m. PST

Fantastic comparison review – 10mm ACW is calling me sometime in the near future.

Painter Jim04 Feb 2015 1:14 p.m. PST

These types of comparisons are always so helpful.

GROSSMAN04 Feb 2015 8:09 p.m. PST

At that scale and after 10 minutes on the table they all look the same- I would go with the cheapest then a smattering of others to flesh out the rest.

akselia05 Feb 2015 2:54 a.m. PST

I am quite happy mixing Magister Militum, Cracker Line and new Pendraken in my armies. As Grossman said, on the table the differences don't really matter. It's a shame the excellent Cracker Line details are not visible at all to my aging eyes at gaming distance.
Aksu of GeMiGaBoK club

Kadavar05 Feb 2015 4:18 a.m. PST

really useful and gives much better perspective than unpainted figs side by side,

jambo105 Feb 2015 10:56 a.m. PST

Nice one sir!! Always good to see what manufacturer fits in with others.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2015 12:21 p.m. PST

I have had a few offline requests to add GHQ to the mix. So here are a few shots from my new Figure Comparison link on the Good Ground web site doing just that. I mostly used the skirmishers and figures standing and firing from the GHQ line as they fit better with the other lines.



Here a GHQ Iron Brigade unit attempts to stand up to the charging Cracker Line and Plank Road Confederates by delivering a close volley. No doubt with buck and ball! ; )



A Cracker Line Limber team at the gallop on the top of frame with the GHQ standing limber on the bottom.

Hope all this stuff helps you.

jaxenro10 Feb 2015 2:17 p.m. PST

I am starting 10mm ACW and trying to decide between Cracker Line/Plank Road and GHQ. Was going to get a few packs of each to look at but it's good to see how they go together

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2015 6:34 a.m. PST

Hi Jaxenro, I think you will find figure height very close indeed. My figures are a bit stockier and the muskets on mine are a bit more substantial. Make separate regiments and you will find they work well together. I think the pics above illustrate this pretty well.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2015 11:21 a.m. PST

Jaxenro, I see you asked about the M1841 on the GHQ forum. I cannot post about my own line there, but I shall answer your question here. As noted in the pics above, GHQ no longer makes the M1841 barrel, although the did at one point. I have the gun in my own line, and the barrel work by Toby on the gun an carriage are superb.

jaxenro20 Feb 2015 12:37 p.m. PST

Then i will be getting them from you eventually

Most of the Confederate guns in the Valley in 1862 were these

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2015 2:11 p.m. PST

That is true as were many out west throughout the war. Will you attend Cold Wars?

jaxenro20 Feb 2015 3:54 p.m. PST

What is cold wars?

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2015 2:14 a.m. PST

Good sized HMGS convention in Lancaster, PA first weekend in March.

jaxenro21 Feb 2015 7:16 a.m. PST

Kind of odd that GHQ would stop making them they were heavily represented in the early years battles. This is the mix Jackson had at Port Republic, almost 2 out of 3:

10lb Parrott … 5
12lb Blakely … 1
3in Ordnance … 4
12lb Howitzer … 3
12lb Napoleon … 6
6lb Model 1841 … 35

Interesting too his mix of infantry rifles:

1853 British Enfield … 100
M1855 Harpers Ferry Rifle … 767
Richmond Rifle … 400
US M1841 Mississippi Rifle … 1,131
US M1861 Springfield … 120
US M1816 Flintlock … 500
Virginia Flintlock … 700
US M1816 Musket … 992
US M1822 Musket … 1,640
US M1842 Musket … 3,022
Virginia Musket … 1,547

One reason I am doing my OOB as a database is so i can run these types of analysis

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2015 5:04 p.m. PST

They made them up until a few years ago. I think when they reworked the molds, this barrel was lost in the transition. The flintlock was also used at Shiloh to a limited extent. Interesting stats Jaxenro.

afilter20 Aug 2015 12:34 p.m. PST

Just getting back into sorting out my 10mm collection after a long break.

Majority of my figs are GHQ, Perrin and some High 10 that I acquired in a flee market.

This is very helpful and you can expect some business soon. ;)

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