Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ECW Command bases WIP

 My ever evolving ECW regiments took a another turn on their development yesterday after I visited Simon Miller's new ECW blog ' For King and parliament'.

 I had created my three bases with battle hardened men with minimal officers, this did leave me with a pile of unused, angry brass.


After seeing what Simon had planned for his regiments I noticed he had a smaller command base, one that could be put in front or behind the battle line. Well, I thought that tidies up all of my problems in one. My unused officers and drummers get a home, the figure count goes up...which I like. The standards can be moved to the middle block and the sleeves of shotte can be just that and look better for it. I also get to use up a load of HOTT bases (60mm x 40mm) I bought years ago and have never used.


 I had to paint up a few extra musketeers but that was no problem as I already had some on the boil for the next Regiment.

 I think It looks better than how I had It before and It doesn't effect the frontage of the unit, something I am very pleased about. Having a limited playing area, I want to be able to have more than a few units on a side.



Receiving cavalry can look a little more authentic as well with an extra base.

4 comments:

caveadsum1471 said...

Lovely looking ECW types, rebasing aagh!
Best Iain

William Stewart said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Yes, the only thing worse than basing is re-basing.

Secundus said...

yes luckily I'm adding a little base rather than re sticking everything. painless and rewarding.

Simon Miller said...

What casualty minis are you us9ng, Mr Mitten? I have Bicorne- they are nice- need more variety, though.