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Having happily won a box of WSS cavalry in the 20k Facebook contest, I figured it was time to post about my imagi-nations project.
The goal is to eventually have a large collection of WSS figures based around my made up Sovereignty of Straus-Golloch. I will also most likely make an opposing force so as to have something for friends to play with if the need arises. However, the basics are thus.
While sailing for new lands as part of a colonization effort a Prussian fleet of two settlement ships and one warship, carrying around 200 colonists and 500 (i.e. a battalion or around there) infantry, as well as 2 small squadrons of cavalry are shrouded in an unnatural fog.
When the fog lifts, the ships are in sight of land, but can see non of the landmarks they have been told to expect. In actuality, the fog was a point in the fabric of reality where 2 dimensions intersected, and the ships have inadvertently found themselves off the coast of a continent in a world mostly similar to ours.
The colonists land on the beach, with a swath of plains spreading out for miles before them. They begin to set up thier colony, the military constructing earthworks that overtime grow into permanent wooden and earth fortifications with guns transferred from the settlement ships.
After two years, with no word from Prussia or Europe in general, and one of the settlement ships lost in an attempt to sail back, the Colonel in charge of the expedition declares himself soverign, and the colony to be his domain. The colonel is named Straus, thus the first half of the name, and Golloch was something he (I) came up with. His Lieutenant of Cavalry (Tamas) becomes a chief enforcer of Straus' will, and begins to scout the countryside.
Thus bringing in the possibility of encountering an enemy nation (to which the same scenario took place)
The main color scheme is Dark Blue and a light, almost beige brown. I have a test model (my only remaining model from the two inf sprues I was graciously gifted by Bill) painted, and will post a picture shortly.
So currently, I have the 12 cavalrymen (en route from WGF) as the beginning of my army. I want to play either maurice of BtLB (beneath the lily Banners) but need help on basing ideas.
Frank Frey (who I found out lives near me) suggested 60x40 (3 men in two ranks) for the infantry and 50x50 (2 cavalry side by side) as base sizes, but I would like to see what others use as well.