|Danish Commanders: from the NYPL Vinkhuijzen Collecton.|
|Flags with magnetic bases to put on command stands to represent different armies.Prussian flag is from GMB. All others are from the Warflag site.|
For figures, I went with the Great War Crimean War set of Baron Osten Sacken and Staff for my Germanics (below left). The visored cap is a bit too big for a feldmutze, and the uniform coats aren't quite right, but they render a reasonable look. Although Foundry do make Prussian command figures, they are just a bit too small for my likes compared to the rest of my figs, so I went with this alternative. For the Danes, I went with the Perry Carlist War range Isabelino Foreign Commanders (lower right).
I modified the Perry Carlist War figures by shaving down the ornaments on the hats and adding a feather tuft out of green stuff to the two figures that were wearing them:
|Perry Carlist War Commanders with green stuff feather tufts added.|
THE GERMANICS (PRUSSIANS)
The Command Stand: A courier stands by after delivering a dispatch. The adjutant informs the general of the news, holding the dispatch in his right hand. These Great War command figures were just too excellent to not use. I included two 10mm dice frames to the command stands to facilitate information tracking (depending on the game system). The magnetic flags sit on a 1/2" metal square, painted green (visible on the opposite side from the dice frame). I made these using metal wargame bases (snipped to size).
|Command stands are 3" octagons. These stand out nicely from unit stands and nest in storage, as opposed to circles, which take up extra space.|
|The courier is in the uniform of the Prussian Guard Uhlans. I shaved down the ornaments on his czapka to clean up the lines and make it more generic.|
|10mm dice and flag added.|
The Chief of Staff (below): In the Chocolate Box Wars system, each side will have the option of adding a chief of staff figure. The below is from the Helion 1864 Prussian range (now unavailable). I acquired this and a few others from the remainders of the Helion line that were on hand at Caliver Books:
|Chiefs of Staff are on 2" octagons. The exact shape isn't important--I like to use forms that are distinct from the rectangular unit stands.|
The Dane-inspired Command Stand: A staff officer arrives to make his report.
|The full treatment: dice and flag.|
The Chief of Staff:
I'm happy with how the feather tufts came out on these figures.
Well, that's it for now. Thanks for following along!