Monday, 9 December 2013

A Little Re-organisation

Having just finished my latest 18th century infantry unit I have been pondering a small expansion in battalion size - from 30 to 36 figures. The larger size would offer me a number of advantages. The main one is the ability to add a second command base. This provides a second flag (allowing me to have one state and one regiment flag per unit, which always looks good) and I'd then also have the option of playing games with half-sized units and making two from each battalion - something I've been thinking about doing in the future. Finally, bigger units look more imposing on the table! The downside is more figures to paint to get a unit finished, and I'd have to go back to the three battalions I've done already and add the extra base with its fiddly-to-paint command figures.

The pics below (with a second command base borrowed from the Borganza Regiment) show what I'd be getting if I take this approach. Stick a battalion gun on the end and it's even more impressive. I have to admit I like the look and it's pretty compelling, so... I guess I'll need to get some orders in for some top-up figures from Huzzah, Minden and RSM! What this means for my cavalry unit sizes (12 figures) I don't know yet...




5 comments:

  1. Really lovely looking troops and that flag looks the mut's. Your basing looks so good that it has me worried.......

    Iain

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  2. ......and I think the additional six figures is a good idea.

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    1. Thanks Iain. It's more to paint but worth it I agree. I'm sure you're not even thinking about your own basing again, despite it being against both God and man.. ;)

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  3. That'll be a proper unit when you add the 12 grenadiers! ;)

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    1. I know but it'll be too big for my table if I do that! I do have a single base/company of 6 grenadiers for each line battalion, but these are being converged into a 30 figure grenadier battalion :)

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