The start of a Thirty Years’ War Campaign at our local game store encouraged me to put this command stand together for use as a Battalia Command in Pike and Shotte. Although I already have the Warlord Games’ Rupert figure I liked the way the Rupert figure from Empress Miniatures looked and had a friend buy it when he went to Salute this year.
The Raleigh figure came with the purchase of the Pike and Shotte rules. I liked the paper flag but was disappointed that when I folded it the ink at the fold flaked off in several places. Fortunately I was able to make a quick match to the paint and the flaking is not noticeable. I used white glue to put the flag together and then once it set used white glue again to coat the flag and prevent further damage.
When working on my Secrets of the Third Reich stuff I got to like the rounded edge bases and so have started using those for my command stands. The texture is Liquitex Resin Gel and the grass from Woodland Scenics. I use craft paints exclusively for my bases now and not higher quality (and priced) hobby acrylics.
I used dark blue liner from the Reaper Master Series to line the details on the miniatures and for the most part paint from the same line from Reaper. I tried a faux non-metal metal approach to the painted metal areas and I was quite satisfied with the results.
The bridles are nicely done on the Rupert Figure and are actually separated and realistic. The sword was a point of frustration as I reached for it one day and snapped it off at the base. Fortunately it was a clean break and the application of super glue got it back together.