Tuesday, 3 November 2015
If you've followed my random thoughts on wargaming then you might remember me swearing off the smaller scales and nailing my colours to the 28mm mast. Yes well, I think I've now realised that different periods need different scales. I tried 28mm and 10mm for the FPW, and wasn't that keen on either. Perhaps it was that they were some of my earliest armies before I really cared about painting consistently, or perhaps it was that I never had enough to to inspire me. Anyway, I've recently been dabbling in 6mm for the same period. Using Baccus figures and 60x45 bases, I can get somethings that looks like a regiment to a base. Even with my simplistic basing technique (brown paste and a bit of green painted sand), it looks right. I've decided that six strips with line to command being 5:1, and then 8 skirmishes in front is the correct thing to do. It might be my enthusiasm but I'm cranking out units by the score. I think I'm up to a division of infantry with a couple of regiments of cuirassiers and some jägers.