Back to the paper option for the 6mm Napoleonics project. After completing 1 full division of French infantry, I found the time it took to paint and base as well as the cost, $9 per battalion, was just too much to bear. Around the same time a few comments came through the blog from people who were either disappointed I have abandoned the idea of using paper or had ideas to take the concept further.
So below is a pic of the different options I have tried to date:
From the left:
* 2 stands of Irregular 6mm French infantry painted and based to represent 1 company- cost $1.40
* 3 ranks of 10mm paper figures on white background mounted on card - cost $0.01
* 3 ranks of 6mm paper figures on dark green background mounted on card - cost $0.01
* 3 ranks of 10mm paper figures on grass green background mounted on card - cost $0.01
Obviously I prefer to use the Irregular miniatures but the cost to put together multiple armies of multiple corps and the time it takes to paint and base is just too much.
So back to the paper!
Out of the paper prototypes I have produced, I prefer the last (right most) option. Although the images are 10mm they fit well into the position the lead miniatures leave on the table. I chose the grass green background so the uniform does not disappear as much with the background. It actually looks better on the table than it photographs.
Anyway, I need your opinions. Which do you prefer? Click on comments below to add your response.