Tonight my friend Ian brought his new 6mm armies around; these are almost entirely assembled from matchsticks! Below are 8 battalions of British line. The minis are simply lengths of matchstick cut to 6mm (7mm for guards) and painted in appropriate uniforms. The horses and riders are each assembled from 3 or 4 lengths of matches. A labour of love!
Below, a shot of a brigade of French guard cavalry drawn up in support of a French line battalion:-
We played a very pleasant battle with the new Maurice rules from Sam Mustafa, which I'll write about tomorrow. But tonight I did want to show the miniatures, which are extremely effective, en-masse. The final shot, below, is of most of the French battle line (Anglo-Hanoverians in the distance):-
I was very impressed with the minis that Ian has produced, which gave a very good impression of large armies at a negligible cost. Next week, I must take a pic of the artillery, which was splendidly scratch built.