So now it is time to keep a few promises. I have decided to spread posting pictures out a little. So today I am going to start with the 54ème Inf. de Ligne for Waterloo. The minis are based for Republic to Empire by Barry Hilton. Which means the Regiment is represented at a 1:20 ratio. While the rules do not require it, I based them 4 minis to a base (which incidentally equals one combat group) on a 4cm x 4cm base from Victrix. The minis themselves are all Perry. Most of these are the greatcoated minis from their plastic set. The NCO´s command, drummer, sapeurs and so on Perry metals. Some of the minis have been slightly converted, using either the alternative heads from the Perry box or some Victrix heads.
This first shot shows both battalions behind one another, with the skirmisher bases in front of them.
Now the R2E rules allow you to deploy skirmishers from a Regiment. They always deploy as pairs, with the number of pairs depending on the size of the parent unit. In case of the 54éme it is one pair per Btln.. While the rules give you quite a bit of freedom when it comes to basing them, I liked the idea some people had to mount them on hexagonal bases. I decided to use plastic Battletech bases for them, since they are cheap to get and have a sunken centre.
I hope you liked this first complete post. As I said… there will be more to come over the next few days.