Every table a masterpiece.
It took the littlest figures around to get me to appreciate the majesty and spectacle of Napoleonic Wargaming. There’s just something far more satisfying about shoving brigades or divisions of 50-100 figures around, even if they are a lot smaller, than there is in shoving a division represented by four to ten figures around. It’s cleaner, faster, and allows me to focus more on the game and period-appropriate tactics.
But it’s not just for black powder. I’m assembling several forces of fantasy figures at this scale, too. And even pushing outside my comfort zone. My basing strategy has always been sand glued around the figure, but with these tiny guys sand can look way too big. So I’m running with floor grout for the first time, and loving it. My first venture didn’t work very well because I mixed the grout with water and neglected a PVA glue fastener. We’ll eventually see if a coating of thin PVA and then paint and protective coating will hold it in place long-term.
After that first foray, I started adding PVA to the grout mix, and that feels a lot more solid. It looks like a more natural ground cover when painted, as you can see here. It already looks pretty good, even though I haven’t added a surface drybrush to break up that kelly green yet.