I was going through some old shots of my 6mm collection and I thought I would post a few for those who may be interested. These bases were made up for Sam Mustafa's excellent corps-level game 'Grande Armee'. I started this project several years ago when we were working abroad and I knew it had to be something that would be fairly portable. All of the castings shown are from Adler miniatures which I quite like (a little stumpy but I like the animation). I've always been quite impressed with the massed look that is possible in this scale and so I packed on as many castings as I could.
Knowing that I was taking on this project solo meant that I had to collect and paint armies for several nations. It been a slog but I now have a decent representation of most of the major powers. I think the only big one that is conspicuously absent is Russia (which is strange as I find their participation quite fascinating).
I originally wanted to use thin steel for the bases but I decided against it for fear of the models being damaged by players picking up the stands by the figures. Instead I went with 3mm wood ply bases from Litko as they have a thicker edge for grabbing hold of.
I also mounted a thin strip of magnetic sheet on the right rear corner of each base so I could affix unit designations mounted on custom cut thin steel strips. Works pretty well.
I have a load of already painted 6mm stuff yet to be based but I get easily exhausted as I find the process quite fiddly. Each infantryman has to be cut from the strip and glued on the base individually (as I like to arrange them shoulder to shoulder) and Adler spaces their figures too wide on their cast strips. It pretty much takes me a whole evening to get one base properly, completed with groundwork and finishing sprays. I really should quit whining, buck-up and get them done someday...