Saturday, 6 August 2011

Basing modifications

I was mulling over the details of basing conventions of the various rulesets that portray Napoleonic combat. One thing that I need account for is the size of the unit, e.g. some of the British guards battalions and the 52nd light infantry had over a 1,000 men or so. Currently, I just use two 40x30 bases to represent a battalion irrespective of the number of men it contains. Looking at Paul's Napoleonics in Miniature blog I noticed he based his Russian elites on two bases each having four figures. Thats pretty neat, so what I was intending to do was to implement the scheme on the right handside using 20x30 bases form my elites but also for some fusilers/centre company men. The left diagram shows my current scheme. Of course I'll have to do this for my Prussians since their battalions weigh in at 800 men!

The diagram below shows what I mean, where O=officer, E=ensign, D=drummer, C=centre(fusiler), L=light, G=Grenadier.