Yesterday's good news was one of my regular opponents discovering (he's just had a mighty sort out of all his gaming stuff) a batch of 6mm SYW British and French which he does not want, so I have been offered them. Now I will have a chance at some of the western battles in the SYW. They are currently on large bases, so I will probably leave them that way by adding some smaller bases for flexibility.
The Photos for the SYW Russians have now been put on the Pendraken catalogue. The vast majority of the figures of all branches are depicted in waistcoat, although there are a small number of codes with some infantry in the green coat and an alternative pack of horse grenadiers wearing the sky blue coat.
The SYW Austrian range has now been painted up and added to the Pendraken catalogue. The painter has put an enormous amount of effort in, using the black undercoat technique. I imagine these took a fair while to do as they were commissioned specifically to advertise the product. They certainly look more spectacular than my humble efforts.
We tend to do this in our games - big 12pdrs set up and then stay there; similarly the lighter guns (medium) - they may have been limbered and moved at the start of the game, but once unlimbered that becomes their chosen position for the rest of the game and the limbers disappear from the table. I am not a competition player but play my games with a group of friends. Between us we sort out what we think would work and try not to include too many amendments as trying to remember them, or include large numbers of them, slows down both play and enjoyment.
My very first attempt at SYW back in the late 80s was 6mm - combination of Irregular and H and R - on very large plywood bases with attached battalion guns. Trouble was I didn't take to the Volley and Bayonet rules system, so the project was never completed. Maybe one day for use with BP rules which are not fussy about base sizes.