Saturday, July 27, 2013

ANOTHER Horse & Musket Rebasing Project???

Another rebasing project underway.  

And from the upcoming projects I posted a few weeks back I am happy to report I've at least been working on 1 of the 4!  My Napoleonic Battalions are shaping up nicely and in the midst of all that, I've made some interesting decisions re basing...

I'm going to base all of my Horse & Musket troops on "Volley & Bayonet" sized "Regimental" bases of 3 inches long by 1.5 inches deep.

I'll give everyone a minute to catch their breath.

Here's why:  I love Volley & Bayonet.  I also "like" many other H&M rules sets and one day may even write one of my own.  With that in mind, Shako, one of my favorite rules sets, uses a set number of similar stands for battalions.  Black powder does the same.  So if the frontage is all that matters, why should it matter that I have only 1 stand as opposed to 3 or 4?  Especially if Casualties and diminishing frontages aren't a concern?  (Shako doesn't remove stands, neither do any of the more recent H&M games).

Plus the larger bases look neat too.

"But Steve" you're asking "what about Fire and Fury and Guns of Liberty??" Well to tell you the truth, I'm thinking of work-arounds for those games as well.  Fire and Fury I'm thinking the stands can be adjoined or placed front and back for depth if necessary, and for both those games, 1 Regimental sized Volley & Bayonet stand could well equal 3 Fire and Fury Stands, and they take up basically hte same amount of room.

Still skeptical?  Okay okay, you need some pictures.  I'll make a believer out of you all yet.

That being said, I've a boatload of lead and plastic headed for the spray booth for their undercoat, and an order of Soviet tanks waiting for theirs as well.

that is all.  Promise to upload pics as soon as I can!

PS I like it when an idea turns into a reality.  Now if only I could have the same clarity regarding WWII and Modern era rules sets.  Should I go with FFT3?  GHQ?  BKC?  Spearhead?  GOing to try some "big battles" out with my FFT rules and BKC rules and see how I like them all.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July to my American blogging friends!  Enjoy the fireworks!  I'll be painting tonight.  Nappies, although in observation of the festive day that today is here in the USA, I should be painting Continental AWI troopers.
tracer fire lights up the night sky in Baghdad, 1991