In anticipation of a chance to get in a session of Commands & Colors: Ancients (CCA) this week, I pulled the collection from its storage bins with thoughts of codifying all of the bases. Although I based the figures so that the different CCA troop types could be identified at a glance by the number of figure strips per base, Scott suggested I color code the base edge. So, that is what I set out to do. Rather than paint all four edges, I slapped paint only on the trailing base edge. With that splash of color, the owning player can now see his heavy (red), Medium (blue), and Light (green) easily.
After painting all bases, I thought why not array both combatants out onto the table as a Pass in Review? Often, I lose track of just how many figures have been completed in a project despite keeping a painting log. One way to see how large the collection has grown and spot any OB shortages is to deploy all stands out onto the table.
|Carthage TOP - Rome BOTTOM|
|Carthage RIGHT - Rome LEFT|
The totals figure count is about 1,300 with breakdown by number of stands as,
Light Cavalry 11 8
Medium Cavalry 4 3
Heavy Cavalry 8 4
Light Infantry/Aux 20 26
Medium Infantry 18 19
Heavy Infantry 6 9
A pictorial of assorted units within the collection follow.
While I have the figures out, perhaps I should set up a solitaire game as a refresher?