I' mucking round with a new system of big basng to see what it looks like. In future though I will do two half sized bases per unit. They do give a dynamic look to the base (more like Impevs basing really). Saves a bit on figures too- I use 8 instead of the 12 I would usually use on a base this big so will get 3 units out of two boxes of Cav. I really enjoyed painting the Perry Cav, they are nicely detailed and easy to paint.
Interesting and 'diorammic' basing - almost Impetus-like.ReplyDelete
I have not done my ACW cavalry yet, and its going to be a bit of a dilemma - in general I had planned to do them in pairs on 50mm x 50mm bases, but then I'd like them in singles too for skirmish games... so may have to come up with some sabot arrangement again...
As they'll mainly be used with Black Powder the should work out okay- one of the guys at "Borodino" has based his cossacks up this way and I liked the look. I think two half sized bases might be a bit more manageable though as I can form them into line.ReplyDelete
Sabots are always a good ide for flexibility between systems though.
Great looking Cavalry Craig. Very pleased to see that you are painting up troops of the Southern Army. The south will rise again!ReplyDelete
A few years ago Kent and I started in 15mm (I recently gave all my figures away) and I did the Union, this time I'm keen to paint many shades of Grey.ReplyDelete
Cool unit. I like the look of the basing as well. I stay away from more than two cav per stand these days so I can use them for different rulesets. Quite surprised by the dynamic poses of the perries as well, never knew they could look this good together...ReplyDelete
Not up to the standard of your work (I've been looking at your aCW for inspiration), but they work for me.
Just rebasing the infantry as I've finally settled on a standard (5cm bases with 5-6 figs each) for them.
Hope to have some photos tomorrow