The news of the new osprey release 'The Pikeman's lament' has almost pulled me away from my Fantasy project.
My head has been filled with new basing ideas and the thought of finishing units that have hidden in boxes for three years. Think of It...small units means you can paint forces quickly... I must stay on target...Time to listen to the Hobbit again and wash away the pike and shot temptation.
Although I love the idea of the new rules, they are designed to be a skirmish set. This is of course perfect for playing the English Civil War with countless minor skirmishes going on all over the place. Although, I do still love the idea of fielding big units for ECW that use four standards, as I think the look of multiple fluttering banners really sums up the period.
Above is some mussing on the basing subject. It may be a case that I stick to my usual 4 to a base for the new osprey game, this would work equally as well but maybe not look as good. The cavalry and Dragoon basing for the new rules looks very effective, so that may tempt me.