I have a dilemma as far as basing them is concerned due to their size. I'm not sure the Age of Eagles basing convention was ever supposed to support 20mm figures or larger. I invoked what the French would call "licence poétique" and I upgraded the bases...
These are 1 1/2" bases and I think they look very nice when all of the figures are glued on them. I had previously had them on 1" square bases but they were too crowded. THEN i put them only 2 to a base and the line looked too skimpy for a period when the levee en masse was in effect.
So the reader is left with this - a base that is large enough to accommodate 6 figures and still small enough to form an Age of Eagles brigade. I will give them one thing - when I have a brigade of 6 to 8 stands, it's going to look super impressive on the tabletop. Unfortunately this doubled my painting time. Instead of 3 troopers per stand, it's now 6, and these pesky French already took me weeks to finish.
|I think I hear the pas de charge!|
|Marching towards the lines at Talavera|
|Command stand is incomplete. I still need to finish the musician and the color bearer.|
|The officer turned out nicely. I wonder what his decoration is for?|
The Brits should be easier with less Soldiers - the Russians harder with triple the amount. Either way, look like I won't be playing an Age of Eagles game for about 15 years!
And as an interesting side note, I only have to make 3 of these bases to form a Shako Battalion, and can fit 1 base on a sabot to make a Volley & Bayonet Brigade. So that's not too bad. Back to painting for me. Huzzah!