Individually 10mm (or 12mm) Napoleonic figures don’t look impressive, but in large groups, on the table, I think they look great. In anticipation of the Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonic Wars, I had been purchasing some sets of 10mm Napoleonic figures, mostly painted, on Ebay. Since beginning this project in earnest after the release of The GASLIGHT Compendium, I’ve been going through what I have, mounting it for LSNC: Napoleonics, and purchasing bits to flesh out full units.
For over a week I’ve been working on four battalions of French light infantry. I finally finished them this weekend.
In other versions of LSNC (World War II and American Civil War) a base is 1.5″x3″. In WWII this represents a platoon. In ACW, this represents a regiment. In the Napoleonic version, a “base” is still 1.5″x3″, but it is made of two 1.5″x1.5″ stands. This allows them to be arranged into a column, line, or square. For three-rank infantry, the figures are arranged as shown in the picture above, in three ranks. When I get around to painting British (two-rank infantry), they’ll have just two ranks of figures on a base.
I also painted some Austrian Landwehr. These are interesting, because they are in grey uniforms, so they’ll stand out on the table. I have also begun painting another few bases of Austrian infantry. I’ll paint these as Hungarian infantry with light blue trousers, since all my current infantry is wearing the white trousers of the German infantry.