This will allow me to use 1 stand as a squad for Crossfire, Blitzkrieg Commander, Rifle Team in Flames of War, etc. It also looks a little more "respectable" as a platoon-sized stand if I got that route.
And fear not - if you have liked reading my "Battlegroup" posts, these squads are specifically tweaked for Battlegroup games. I'll explain.
|Soviet HMG gunners!
|Been cutting up my fingers something fierce but wait until you see these 2 Shako divisions I've rustled up with my new square bases.
|German FO stand next to the weapons platoon
|Full German "Battalion" of squads for Crossfire, etc. 1 line of troops = 1 squad for Battlegroup
|Full Soviet "Battalion" Or a mighty 10 Russian squads for Battlegroup!!! Platoon leaders are on the right. Support units to the front!
|The leftovers go to the Bolt Action platoon! (the Shtraf Company!) Oh and note my 2 experimental "casualty" markers on the right. They need some work but you get the idea.
|Shako Napoleonic French Battalion
|The division in all its glory!
One of the other reasons I'm doing this is the flatter stands catch when I'm using a gaming mat. So the chunkier bases is more conducive to picking up the lads by their bases as well. Also, they square inches as opposed to "whatever" with the woodsies I've used for years.
Going to play a game of "Crossfire" soon so watch this space. I'd like to throw a German Company against a Soviet Company and see what happens!