Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Thursday, November 10, 2011

British 1st Division Finished

I'm pleased with the way the 1st Division of my British Army for the Peninsular Campaign based for Volley and Bayonet turned out. Speaking of bases, after looking at the units, I noticed how differently I have "finished" the bases over the last few years. The Guard's Brigade looks like it is on an even parade field somewhere in merry ole England.







See what I mean? The brigade stand in the to the rear right is the most recent - the Guards, artillery and general stands look pretty bare. I immediately went back after taking the pictures and added some static grass and a few other extras to spice it up some of the bases!


The gallant commander of the 1st Division encouraging the men to advance against the "Frogs"! Figure from Front Rank Miniatures.


I don't think Packenham ever commanded the 1st Division; but hey, it's my army. The Division commanders will move around depending on the scenarios.


The Guards Brigade. The Ensigns (officers carrying the flags) are Front Rank Miniatures and the other troops are Wargames Foundry.

The Guard's Brigade doing a great job marching in step and dressing the line. All of the Flags are from the Warflag Napflag site - free for download!


The 79th (Cameron) Highlanders represent the 2nd Brigade. Figures are Wargames Foundry and the officers carrying the flags are Front Rank.


The wood bases I cut have plenty of room to mount labels for identification. It is also easier to pick up and move the unit without touching the figures.


The 3rd Brigade is the King's German Legion; all figures by Wargames Foundry.



Royal Artillery battery to provide direct support to the division.


Figures and gun by Wargames Foundry.


Providing extra support to the Division is a detachment of rifles from the 5th/60ty Rifles.


The riflemen are also from Wargames Foundry.


A view of the entire division and some more shots of the brigade units.



2 comments:

  1. That is a great looking force. Very nice work.

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  2. Good looking command. I normally try to give each player 8-12 bases to push in the table. Two divisions like this will give someone plenty to do.

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