In miniature wargaming, normallytroopsare represented by stands at differentscales and sizes.
In my case, the first option for my Pas de Manoeuvre tactical rules were stands with top-down view, with figures likethose shownon the excellent website ofJuniorGeneral, with paper figures of all periods. (http://www.juniorgeneral.org/).
For example, they arestands or counters designed byPapalazarus,forthe Waterloo campaign:
No problems withheightscalesbutthe visionis restricted totwo dimensions only, and drawings need some zoom to appreciate the detailsof the uniforms,watching themfrom some distance.
I tried to removethe grass ofthe drawings to drawn myown countersbut the results didn\’tlikeme.
Second option was stands with foam boardsilhouettes. Using some prettygood picturesofNapoleonictroops by Fairline, of French, British, Russian, Prussian, Austrian and more countries, but I could nevertake firmly toa Napoleonicgame.
Testingwith thesestandsdidn\’t like meeither, just the silhouette with 3mm of foam board was too big for these stands, for my taste.
Third and last option was, logically, wargaming miniatures -corporeal figures- but togetan armyrepresents the cost isoftentoo expensive. Searching for the web I found this article very interesting, about wargaming with Risk game figures:
With all this information, thenmadnesshas begun,buyinga lotof Risk figures, by Parker (shako figures)bythe Internet, whichhas causedmy own familyasked ifmy mental facultieswere notaltered. Summing up, everythingfor the cause… :))
Pas de manoeuvre stands are 35×25 mm (1,37×0,98 inch) forcavalry units,40x25 mm (1,57×0,98 inch) for infantry units and 20×25 mm (0,78×0,98 inch) forartillery units, but I\’m stilldoubtingthis last measure. The board square grid surely will be of 80×80 mm (3,14×3,14 inch) or 100×100 mm (3,93×3,93 inch) per square.
Note: As you suppose or know I\’m not native or english speaking so despite my old First Certificate degree, probably there will be some failure of the spanish translation so I beg patience and understanding if a word or meaning is not entirely correct what it should be.