My original intent was to do the 1814 Campaign for France which was fought in the winter and a wet spring; so conceptually I wanted most units in their practical campaign dress. Not very colorful but realistic. Thus my newly painted Young Guard are thus attired with mud encrusted hems of their overcoats and loose march order showing their fatigue in fighting for Napoleon's glory.
[ For those questioning: the dice are for 'hits' and are in small divots in the terrain
Yes the stands are very thick but this to to encourage the use of the stand not the handling of the figures by players. The flocking blends the stands into the table quite well however ]