|Ostgotland (front) and Upplands (rear) regiments . Click to enlarge.|
All Swedish battalions will have 32 figures on five bases: 6/6/8/6/6 with the command stand having eight figures - six pikemen and two colour bearers. I include one command figure set behind the two ranks of infantry on each stand. This represents the officers and file closers who operated behind the infantry line and it also gives the illusion of there being a third row of figures on the stands.
|Side view depicting the "third row".|
|Ostgotland (left) and Upplands (right)|
I finished the Upplands regiment bases this evening by applying a mix of Winter and Highland tufts plus light green Winter Grass static grass on each base. I wanted the grass colors to be pale and washed out to depict type of terrain that one might see in the Fall and early Winter. Once the Ostgotland bases dry, I will dry brush the grit with a tan color and then add the tufts and static grass.
I am running out of Warfare Miniatures castings to paint, so I will have to wait for the quartermaster to place his requisition for more figures. In the meantime, I have 18 Swedish cavalry figures that I can start working on.