|Assorted French command bases in 28mm for the Franco-Prussian War. All figures from Wargames Foundry.|
As with my Prussian command bases, there are two different levels of command represented here. The bases with two figures will represent "brigade" commanders (again, "brigade" used in the sense of the Black Powder rules, as opposed to commanders of a specific actual brigade), officers with a sub-command of several units, while the base with three figures will represent an overall command for the whole French force on the table.
|French officers on foot ponder developments on the battlefield...|
|Without mounted commanders, there was a lot of extra room on the base, so I went nuts filling it up with grass tufts from Tajima - I love those things...|
|"Take this message to the Marshal!"|
|The message says "Why the f*** are we just standing here while the Prussians march all around us?"|
|"J'ai aucune idee..." the command mantra for the French in 1870.|
|Simply marvellous sculpting from the Perrys as usual - so much character in these figures, really amazing.|
|Everyone is stumped by developments on the battlefield...|
In terms of points for the Challenge, this netted another 44 toward my goal of 1200 points of painted work. In terms of my 28mm Franco-Prussian project, well, it is another step toward that goal of a Black Powder game sometime in 2019!