|IR 1 Kaiser|
These were done with more of the Old Glory 10mm collection, which does the infantry in five man strips, similar to the Baccus 6mm line. Overall it allows for a greater figure density than the Pendraken figures, and I like the look. I find the command strips a little annoying as they only have the one flagpole, and it is difficult to separate the stand to make it look a little more even with this basing system. The standards are just downsized copies of the one's Jon uses. I find that 10mm standards work better than the 6mm ones as the size is just large enough to differentiate some images. I am coming to find that I prefer the cast banners that come with figures like Pendraken over paper standards for these smaller scales, however.
|IR 3 Lothringen (You cant see them, but the turnbacks are white...)|
I am taking advantage of the relative uniformity of Austrian uniforms to make these usable as either regimental or battalion bases to fit the scenario. Basically, I plan to do two regiments of each paint scheme and give one a white Leibfahne and the other a yellow Regimentsfahne. For example IR1 and IR3 here are virtually the same less the color of the turnbacks.
The next change will be to do a division's worth of infantry in black gaiters. That should allow for simply unit ID on the table top, without looking out of place.
|IR 43 Platz (The lt Orange came out fairly yellow)|
So with a division of infantry complete using both Pendraken and Old Glory minis how are things stacking up:
Old Glory Miniatures
Strip basing allows for quicker painting and more uniform look overall to the units, but lacks diversity. Strips also give units a two-dimensional look. Strips lend themselves to dense units with three ranks on the same base where I would otherwise only manage 2. Command strips include all necessary pieces but only allow for 1 standard per unit and place the drummer in the front rank. Banner poles allow for the easy addition of paper standards. Cost per figure: $0.10 (w/ Old Glory Army discount) + shipping ($9.00 flat fee) (Basically $4-5 a 40 man regiment)