I recently just finished rebasing my French command stands. I liked the Prussian ones so much, I decided to change the works. During the process I also finally painted the emperor himself and numerous ADC's. The stands are 120x80mm, and I have decided not to differentiate high command structures by number of figures or size of base. Higher command structure is defined as Army, Corps or Division (Prussian Brigade). I will try to make it obvious from the figures on the stand what level they represent. Lower level commanders (brigade,regimental or battalion) remain on 40x40 or 40x25mm stands.
I use a burnt sienna as the base color for my French bases (use a raw umber for Prussian). They were then dry brushed with a buff. The texture is provided by a Golden coarse pumice gel. I then applied a dark brown liquitex ink. Let dry and then glued on various grasses. I like how they came out.Here we the French army command stand with Boney himself.
I had 2 Elite figures for Boney and his ADC, they are a little different, but they have a certain attraction. The rest are from Perry.
Overview of various stands, I plan to do one more Infantry division stand and of course need more Génerals de Brigade.
Here is a Divisional Cavalry Stand, all from Front Rank I believe, aside from the standing dragoon from Perry.
Above a Corps level stand, with a maréchal and his baton. This is a Redoubt figure(Masenna), I believe, as is the mounted and standing ADC's. The rest are Front Rank.
Infantry division stand, all Front Rank, aside from the Redoubt ADC's in the background (good place for them as they are pretty unattractive figures).
The Elite horses are sort of flattened looking!
The rest of the figures are from the "hangers on" Perry metal pack and the GendeDiv is the Quiot figure from Perry. Lovely to paint as usual.
I just received my FOG Napoleonics book yesterday, very nice production on general inspection. Might be useful for big battles as the tactical unit is a regiment or a demi-brigade. Meant to be played on a 8x5' table. A typical French 1815 infantry division would be represented by 3 units of 4 bases each as well as an artillery base, while a Prussian Brigade (Division) would be represented by 3 units of 6 bases as well as 2 artillery bases. These representations are not fixed, but I am just trying to give you a rough idea of what you need. To refight Placenoit (the example in the book), you need a total of 4 infantry divisions and 1 cavalry division for the Prussians and 3 infantry divisions and 2 cavalry divisions for the French. A Cavalry division appears to consist of 2-4 units of 4-6 bases. This looks pretty doable with my present collection, so I will have a further look. I really do not have a ruleset for higher level games. Do not be told that you need any specific basing as you do not, everything just needs to be similarly based. I have not look at the mechanisms of play, the summary sheets do look a little busy, but I have not delved into them yet. More to come.......