|Upplands Regiment - Warfare Miniatures (click to enlarge)|
I finished the Upplands Regiment today, using the Warfare Miniatures Great Northern War ("GNW") figure range and flag sheets. I also completed the first stage of the basing process: troweling on the spackle compound and dipping it into a box of fine railroad ballast. Once the stands have dried, the next step will be to ink the bases and then add flock and tufts.
|Ground level view of the Upplands Regiment. Flags are also from Warfare Miniatures.|
Along the way, I decided to increase the unit size from 30 to 32 figures, using the following basing convention:
4 stands of 6 musketeers
1 stand of 8 figures (6 x pikemen and 2 color bearers)
The original idea was to have a 30 figure regiment (2 x 6-figures; 2 x 5-figures, and 1 x 8 figures), but my sense of symetry compelled me to increase the regiment by 2 figures so that all of the non-pike/command stands would have the same number of figures.
|Rear view showing the third rank of supernumeraries.|
|A side view providing a different angle of the faux third rank, using just a few command figures to sugges a third rank.|
I use 60mm wide by 80mm deep wooden bases (MDF). The extra depth is needed so that the charging figures can be set back into the stand to minimize breakage. It also provides enough spacing to add a third row of soldiers.