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Mike Petro15 Mar 2019 10:01 a.m. PST
JimDuncanUK15 Mar 2019 10:22 a.m. PST

Great figure painting for 10mm.

Are these Pendraken?

Mike Petro15 Mar 2019 11:05 a.m. PST

Yes. Painted by Reinforcements by Post. I did the cavalry.

JimDuncanUK15 Mar 2019 12:08 p.m. PST

I saw no cavalry.

Mike Petro15 Mar 2019 12:15 p.m. PST

The cavalry are on 30mm squares, just no pics yet. When I finish basing I will put up the full French and Spanish pics. Problem is I can't make a decision on basing. Pros and cons to every scheme I can think of.

JimDuncanUK15 Mar 2019 1:43 p.m. PST

Some of my 10mm collections are individually based on 10mm squares for infantry and 20x10 for mounted.

I magnetize the base and then use different sized sabots for different rules.

Mike Petro15 Mar 2019 2:16 p.m. PST

That is an option, sabots.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 2:42 p.m. PST

I like the "double rank tight", and might even prefer "double rank REALLY tight". grin

My opinion is that horse & musket soldiers should stand shoulder-to-shoulder like they would in real life, unless they're skirmishers, or being based for a figure-ratio game (e.g. 1:20 or 1:60) where the per-figure frontage matters. I've never been a fan of Napoleonic (or other linear warfare) troops standing in loose, open formations.

- Ix

Mike Petro15 Mar 2019 3:31 p.m. PST

YA, agreed. I think it comes down to an economy of figures is why. I have 36 man battalions, so it will be quite a bit of wastage.

Thanks for the input tho, YA.

YoungDave16 Mar 2019 2:34 a.m. PST

I think the real benefit of 10mm is the footprint reduction of the unit. This is where your concentration should focus. I think then the figures window dress this soloution. If you are finishing with a comparative base scale as 15mm a trick has been missed

YoungDave16 Mar 2019 3:18 a.m. PST
YoungDave16 Mar 2019 3:20 a.m. PST

An example of the basing soloution I went for

David Brown16 Mar 2019 3:45 a.m. PST


Please tell me you didn't paint those flags by hand!wink


YoungDave16 Mar 2019 3:48 a.m. PST

No I used a brush

YoungDave16 Mar 2019 3:50 a.m. PST

They are Napflags scaled down printed and then painted to take away the printed look.

Mike Petro16 Mar 2019 4:44 a.m. PST

YD, your troops look awesome! How did you base them, is that grit?

What rules do you use?

YoungDave16 Mar 2019 6:29 a.m. PST

Thank you that's very kind
It is sand from our local beach..don't tell the council!
General d'Armee which I had the pleasure to play test.

Desert Fox16 Mar 2019 7:31 a.m. PST

I like the depth, heft and flexibility of the old Napoleon's Battles standard of 2x2 for foot and horse.

+1 YoungDave. I have seen 10mm Napoleonics based 2x figures wide on a 16mm wide base. By shrinking your base size your 42x36 inch table becomes a 60x48 inch table.

ferg98116 Mar 2019 9:05 a.m. PST

Double rank tight for me

Mike Petro16 Mar 2019 11:27 a.m. PST

Thanks ferg981 double rank tight seems to be the concensus.

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