|10mm Franco-Prussian War castings from Pendraken.|
While these figures might ultimately accommodate a number of different rules, I am aiming to use them for Bruce Weigle's "1871" grand tactical rules. In this case, each base of infantry would represent one battalion, and each base of cavalry would represent two squadrons/half regiment of horsemen. So the three bases of infantry would represent an infantry regiment, and the two bases of horse would represent a cavalry regiment, etc. By using this sort of scale, it will be possible to play some of the large battles from the Franco-Prussian war - or at least, large parts of them.
The Pendraken figures have cast flags on them...I thought this was a terrible idea - and to Pendraken's credit, you can order separate flag bearers with empty poles and then use paper flags - but the scale is small, and as flags go, the French one is pretty straightforward...my free-hand is nothing to write home about, but I'm starting to like the look of the painted flags in the small scale.
So there are three bases of French line infantry:
|In any scale, those Second Empire french uniforms are just lovely.|
|Ready for a charge after softening up the Prussians with Chassepot fire...|
|Incredible detail for 10mm castings!|
|Love the animation in these little sculpts!|
|Again, amazing details for 10mm castings.|