Monday, February 18, 2013
My order of Pendraken ACW (and some samples from other periods) arrived this week. I invested in a few packs of Union troops, to paint up and attempt to sell as units, via this blog. The pic shows a sample of an infantry stand, cavalry stand, and command stand. I chose to go with four infantry figures as two ranks of four crowded the base and would be costly. Six figures, in two ranks would be better, but the ranks would be too open. So four figures, in a ragged single rank should work, for my eyes. Three cavalry figures was too crowded, by far. The command stands only need the two flag bearers, drummer, and commander. Longstreet won't need command stands, but I did not want infantry stands with command figures on them, as I would not be able to use those to make larger regiments for Black Powder. Four figures to a stand means I need 1 1/3 packs of infantry, to make a regiment for Longstreet, and six stands for Black Powder. The bases are 30mm square, which will be standardized for all of my 10mm armies. They will even work for my 6mm Baccus ECW troops, and maybe Napoleonics, if I get them in 6mm.