Before the last convention - seems so long ago - I was given a bunch of Victrix Napoleonic era Highlanders so had gathered enough for a sizeable contingent. As we were doing a Waterloo cavalry clash scenario I thought a square of infantry, or as it turned out a half-square, would be a good 'ground-filler' and obstruction for the swirling masses of cavalrymen. I tacked these upon a chevron shaped board and had them in the battle. However it seemed that most ignored them entirely, including myself apparently as I took no photos of them on the table! None. hmm.
Fast forward to the recent days when I was playing around with the groups of miscellaneous "petal" bases a gaming buddy and entrepreneur had cut for me as samples ( as I am planning to order more in the near future!).
3D-DZYN website for these bases and other good stuff.
I started arranging these and found that all the various 20mm rounds could be set up as a two-deep alignment and long enough to form part of a square formation, essential for facing a cavalry attack. In this case, the rest of the square can be imagined off-table.
Of course the groups of bases can be placed in a line for those big-battalion games.
|I would have liked more 'fill' in the square's centre (dead, wounded etc) but the piper keeping up the boy's spirits, plays his part.|
|French Cuirassier charge past|
|A couple of the lads show their contempt of the French efforts (old Westphalian Miniatures "rude Highlander" figures) |