Sometime ago I made a post about what I thought was a good plan for casualty stands, well I tried them out in June in Montreal, and they just did not seem to work (Peut-être, que c'était parce qu'ils ont parlé tous français. Qui sait!). Iannick my usual opponent has his own method and I have decided after some thought to go with his plan. Essentially he uses 3 differently sized circular bases (30,40,50 mm) to represent 1, 2, or 3 drops in cohesion, strength etc. This is not a bad system, as it is obvious and you can use a single or a combination of stands for a single unit to represent the damage they have taken.
So I had to convert my stands, as well as painting some new ones. I have just recently painted these 3 50 mm stands (loss of 3 pts). I enjoy painting casualty stands, it is easy to get a couple out in an hour.
Here we have a Prussian stand, as with all 50 mm stands, I will try to use 2 figures, a cavalry figure or a little vignette. This is one of the new Westfalia Miniatures medics with a Warlord Games Landwehr casualty. I like it.Perry Miniatures British Casualty pack. If you do not have this pack get it.
Calpe musketeer. Probably not as good as combination as the above 2, but very nice none the less.
This is my casualty collection to date, all ala Iannick. Clearly much more needs to be done.
Like most wargamers, I have many unpainted figures. As you can see for the British and French, I am using the Perry plastics for the 30 mm stands. For the Prussians, no plastics to date alas, so I will use the Warlord Landwehr metals for the 30 and 50 mm stands, reserving the Calpes which are on a base for the 40 mm stands. I have some Perry French cavalry casualty figures for the 50 mm bases, as well as having the French artillery casualties from Offensive Miniatures. I also have their British casualty pack coming from Offensive to use for the 40 and 50 mm stands. I used Front Rank French casualties for my 40 mm stands, they also have a base like Calpe.Foundry, which I believe has French and Austrian figures. Iannick's casualty markers are all Foundry.
I am focusing on the British and Prussian stands now as we already have quite a few French, I am the only one in our small group who has British and Prussians armies.