So I’ve shifted the focus of my continuous Napoleonic French project to the new “Waterloo” rule set. This means I need to do some rebasing. And quite a bit more painting. “Waterloo” battalions are quite a bit larger than what I was dealing with in “Shako II” or even “Lasalle”, so I have line infantry that I’m going to need to paint.The first step though was to base/rebase some of the miniatures I already have painted.
The basing in “Waterloo” is pretty flexible. For infantry we’ve decided to go with the 20mmx20mm per figure convention that’s common in many games. 6 figures will make up a company (which is a Waterloo game term, not the representation of a military company).These are the figures for the battalion’s “command company”. The bases are from Warlord Games (had a bunch lying around) with magnets from Litko attached to the bottom-
I went ahead and made up 6 60mmx40mm trays for the battalion, which will hold the maximum 36 figures when all options are taken. The trays are GW’s Modular Movement Trays, with a magnetic base attached to hold the figures in place.-
Here’s the command company ion its tray. I like the flexibility of individually basing each figure, because it allows me to swap out figures as needed, depending on which options I want for the battalion (a sapper, a mounted commander, etc)-
And this is the whole battalion in its trays, in march-attack formation-
The next step will be flocking all the bases, painting the poms on each figure to match up to the correct company, and possibly flocking the top-most part of the trays.
Light infantry is on the same sized tray/base, but using 3-4 figures instead of 6. For me, basing figures on their own 20mmx20mm base, I’ll put 3 figures and 3 blank, flocked bases on the tray.