|A close up of our hard working Russian friends at the action!|
I was inspired to do so by the figures of Mr John Ray who several years ago published a fine tome titled "A Military Gentleman". In it he showcased many of his wonderful, personally designed figures as well as a superb style of basing and capturing our hobby in a wonderful and characterful way. One such deviation from the norm that John had envisaged was basing artillery in non-rectangular shaped formats so as to maximise the ability to transform each base into an action scene.
I was instantly hooked and have determined that my artillery for this period will also be so based. I will then replicate it when I kick start the Elite Peninsular project sometime in late 2018.
|In this shot you can see the unusual template on the ground and the rough laying out of figures and |
equipment to ensure all marries up reasonably well.
|Love the idea of being able to use the wonderful ramming figures in the correct manner|
|Here we have an angle from just off centre - that's a heck of a lot of firepower!|
|A very different look however one I am very, very pleased with.|
|I think the battery certainly looks more animated and not "squashed in " to accommodate a base of conventional means|
|The "Money Shot" - the newly based battery is approximately 10mm wider in frontage than the standard|
basing that I have used in the past with General D' Brigade rules. Perfect.
I did post a few shots of these on the Facebook page for the Napoleonic Wargamers Group and received approximately 70% liking the innovation and 30% of those thinking that they could never get used to the irregular edges and shape which is really what I expected if truth be told. It is different and certainly not something for everyone however for this particular style project, I simply think it works tremendously well.