|Ostgotland Regiment at Poltava. Click to enlarge.|
I finished painting the Ostgotland regiment for the Swedish Army at Poltava in 1708: 32 figures using Warfare Miniatures. As you can see, I still have to terrain the bases and add the colours, but the painting is completed.
This regiment incorporates the more aggressive "action" or attacking figures in the Warfare Miniatures range. With all of those levelled bayonets, one needs a deep base. I use 60mm frontage and 80mm depth, which provides adequate room to place three ranks and still have room for the bayonets, so that they don't break off from wear and tear during a game.
|Side view showing the "virtual third rank" of supernumeraries.|
|View of the full regiment from the front. Two partial battalions of 18 figures are shown in the background.|
I have two partial 18-figure battalions ready for primer, but I need to order more figures to boost them up to 32 figures. While I wait for delivery of the next order, I will probably start on the 18 Swedish cavalry that I have on hand. My cavalry regiments will have 36 figures in three squadrons of 12 figures.