Re: Latest Zvezda 6816 French infantry command group
A little remarq : they don't walk at the same coordinated pace as their infantry lad of the former French infantry set... The same goes regarding the Russian. Too bad...
I've noticed that too. Is it carelessness or do they want to annoy us...? I guess they just don't have a heart for diorama builders anymore. War gamers need just a few figures per base to represent specific units and it doesn't really matter to them whether the figures are in step or not. They don't represent the real formations, anyway. But diorama builders who want to build whole formations one-to-one will experience difficulties...
But it does matter to us wargamers, at least ass much as it does to the diorama maker.
My Napoleonic units - representing battalions on a scale of one figure to 50 men. I know there are some who like a figure scale of 1:40 even 1:20 but 1:50 is fine by me.
Correspondingly that means for a French Line Infantry battalion 2 Greandiers, 2 Voltigeurs, and the rest as Fusileers. However each battalion also gets a command base so depending on what is available at least 1 officer, one musician, a standard bearer and possibly a sapper.
Napoleonic armies amrched in-step, that discipline was what enabled Napoleon and Wellington and Blucher to do what they had to, the rigid discipline imposed on the soldiers allowed them to endure enemy fire, to advance into the same and be at the schwerepunkt when they needed to be. Otherwise they are a rabble.
This is one of the reasons I am so disappointed with the new Waterloo 1815 set, they are all over the place in terms of moving together. As I have said before people have expressed all sorts of sentiments about Hat figures but at least they can march in step.