Been a while since I have posted, I find it somewhat unproductive and time consuming but as I've said many times before I do it to keep a record of what I do in the hobby to look back on in my rapidly advancing senile years!
So yep that old chestnut, re-basing. The 10mm WSS collection has been around for quite a few years as can be seen if you look at previous posts in that particular section of the blog. However I tried Black Powder and hated it, I even tried adapting General de Armee with limited success and the large bases I had them on large bases which limits what I can do with them. Add to that is that my 10mm basing for every period is now the same to enable me to game on a 7' x 4' table at a decent scale means that I had to bite the bullet with the WSS figures.
In a practical sense this meant stripping them off the bases they were on, cutting new ones 3cm x 2.5cm, gluing two dice holders and one pin on the three battalion stands. Because large battalions were being split up into smaller 30 figure battalions this of course required a great many more command strips and as 90% are Old Glory this meant painting the flags onto the castings, a pain but worth it in the end.
So here are the allied foot for Blenheim, horse still to do and then the French. No way was I going to photograph each and every battalion but there's a picture of the whole lot at the end.
|Ferguson 26th foot
|Derby 16th foot
|Marlborough 1st Foot Guard
|Orkney 2nd Foot
|Hamilton 18th Royal Irish
|Hess Kassel, Prinz Wilhelm
|Hess Kassel, Leibregiment
|Hess Kassel, Erbprinz
|Hess Kassel, Grenadier batt
|Hess Kassel, Watensleben
|Combined Grenadier batt
|Thirty three battalions artillery and command.
I'm about half way through the French infantry so a bit to go yet.