So this is what I have started with. A few bits to test colours and styles to see what works. This is the first of my brigade command stands:
I then started on the first regiment. I wanted to base my force around the battle of blenhiem in 1704 so worked with the order of battle from the book "Marlborough goes to war" by Iain Stanford. For my Dutch brigade I will be doing that of the Prinz of Holstein-Beck which contained
Goor IR (Dutch)
Rechteren IR (Dutch)
Sturler (Swiss in Dutch service)
Hirzel (Swiss in Dutch service)
So I couldnt find any information for the flag of Goor so have replaced them with another Dutch regiment, Waes. They are very similar in uniforms. The flag is from Maverick Models on material but I have also done further work on it. Figures are from Front Rank.
Was happy with how the command stand turned out so started doing a few more bits. Guns in the rules are in three categories; light, field and gun of position.
Here we have a field gun and a gun of position. These allowed me to try out some different colours and styles for the different clothes.
Within the rules, you have to give orders to your troops. These can be changed by sending a courier
And for the build, I am starting on the Sturler infantry regiment. These I am using French figures as they are Swiss but have added some sprigs of heather to the hats. This was used to identify troops from armies as a lot of nations had similar colour coats. I am also doing the Prinz of Holstein-Beck too.
I will be posting in this as i progress this year