When I jumped into painting little lead men I decided I would eventually have to add at least a few regiments of the Irish Brigade to my collection. Well, here are the 69th and 88th NY. I figured from the get-go I'd model them after the ill-fated assault on the stone wall defended by the 24th Georgia at Fredricksburg. At first I had a tough time finding a line that carried infantry in greatcoats. I stumbled across Dixon first and then Redoubt. Looking back I wish I had gotten my hands on some Foundrys instead of the Redoubts. I have never been as disappointed in a pack of minis as these Redoubts. The castings are absolutely horrible and it was a real grind to finish them . On the other hand, the Dixons do have a funny look to them, but the castings are always as clean as any and are a cinch to paint. As for the flags, in my opinion there are none finer than GMBs. Not only are they beautiful, but Graham offers a zillion different ones. First rate all the way. The Body's Banners are quite nice too. I will probably paint up a few more eventually along with a command stand for the 63rd NY.