Friday, 4 September 2015

Go Small or Go Home

Having finished a couple of bases of 6mm infantry for Blücher I turned my attention to the British Cavalry. I haven't painted any cavalry, big or small for a while, so I relished the challenge. The first unit I tackled (because I had the appropriate figures in the Baccus blister pack) was the 2nd 'Union' Brigade under Major-General Sir Ponsonby. This unit was made up of 1,369 men in total and I went with an approximately 60:1 ratio for the figures. I built the unit around what I could reasonably fit on the Sally 4th Base, which was 24 figures. So these were organised into 1st Royal Dragoons and 6th Dragoons. 


The Scots Greys were also a part of this unit, I left them off though as there was only 444 at Waterloo, which would have amounted to 7 figures!


As with my other Blücher units, the information and Elan track was pasted onto the rear of the base. 


I had to invent a novel way of basing these horses as they were so close together. I will detail how I did it in a future blog, but let's just say for now, it was a learning curve...

Thanks for reading!

6 comments:

  1. Well done, incredible details in this scale!

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    1. Cheers Phil, the detail is all thanks to Baccus' amazing sculpting skills!

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  2. Hi, love the bases you have put together. Which size from Sally Forth did you order? I had been considering them myself but could not settle on which base size to order for my Baccus naps.

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    1. Thank you, the base size I use is 3 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch. This is the same size as the original cards in the 100 Days Campaign set. I just went with these as they fitted what I already had!

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