For some time I have been meaning to make some casualty bases for my Napoleonic armies. I never really thought about how I wanted to use them. Traditionally a dice behind the unit was used, or even a bunch of figures. I found the former too detracting from the spectacle of the game, and the latter adding too much clutter to it.
I was surfing the Lead Adventure Forum and on this thread saw a picture of exactly what I was looking for. A few questions later and I was looking at Warbases. Warbases is a UK based company that makes the usual laser cut MDF bases, buildings and war-gaming accessories, amongst other things. I immediately put in an order for 20 of the 40mm casualty bases with turning lug and not long afterwards our rural postman was delivering a small package to the Woolshed way down south in New Zealand.
This is what I found inside:
The numbers go from 0 to 12. They are cut from 2mm MDF so have a total height of a shade over 6mm.
So here are the first ten bases I have made up from some random casualty figures I already had (Front Rank, Warlord Games, Perry and Essex amongst this lot). Being the person I am I have been scouring manufacturer’s web sites for casualty figures and have orders for Perry, Eureka, Front Rank and Hinchliffe figures in the works.
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Look great Brian and I am about to convert mine to these same style bases as well. they certainly beat using dice or …heaven forbid…paper and pencil!
I put an order for a few bits and pieces to Nic at Eureka and they were being packed and dispatched with ten minutes. Cavalry casualty bases are up next.
Looks like a great idea, and nicely done Brian. Something like this is also on my to do list.
Cheers. I have had intentions of doing something about the casualty recording system as well. I found I had a lot of miniatures in my lead pile suitable for the job. Even have a Westphalian casualty. Where that came from – no idea.
That’s a really great idea done well as usual. I have some similar dials from Litko but it never occurred to me to make dioramas out of them.
Thanks for saying so. They made a change from painting ‘units’. I have some more to do. I might do one base for every unit I have. I am nothing if not suffering from some form of wargaming OCD.