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And another Prussian base done!

Finally managed to paint up the two mounted officers and base up the first of my Landwehr stands for my 1815 chappies. I may still do another stand of these for the same brigade but for the time being I’ll leave as is and move on. Here they are:

Still a long way to go, but getting there! I’ve yet to do the labels for the stands as I don’t have decent printer to play with the various options. Mounted chaps are Adler. The rest, Baccus goodness.

Next up will be more Line troops. And the command stand for the Brigade…

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At last! A Prussian base completed!

After much agonising over basing methods I finally decided that as my 1815 Prussian were originally to be used with Grande Armee then I would base them just for that. I’ve also been looking at the upcoming Impetus based rules, Grandeur, which will likely use the same basing. I decided I didn’t like the two columns, line and skirmish option so inspired by basing like these at Mike’s Leadpile I went for two units in two lines with skirmishers and some mounted officers. I’ve yet to do the Grande Armee unit ID that will go on the back of the base but here is the 10th (1st Silesian) Regiment of the 13 Brigade of the IV Corps.

The only thing I slipped up on was putting the command strip on the left which left the drummer on the end of the line. As I was doing the basing late at night over several nights as kids allowed I only spotted this as I was uploading the photos! Next units will have them the other way round. Figures are all Baccus bar the 2 mounted officers which are from Adler and are excellent litle figures!

The plus point of going with this option is it gives me more space to play with on the base and the surplus figures I’d already done make completing the 2nd Silesian a bit quicker!

Next up will be the Landwehr for the 13th Brigade. These are prepped and ready to go and I will be doing the two lower strength units rather than a combined unit as suggested in the Grande Armee Waterlook scenario.

Forward, my children!

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