Sunday, 17 November 2013

A Quandary of Command

I'm new to Command stands, having gone with two fairly simple ones to start. so I'm looking to the wisdom of the blogosphere to help me with my latest composition. The second mounted British commander is quite a dynamic chappie waving his sword around - looks like he knows what he's doing so I imagine it is in the direction of the enemy.

But who would be a good fellow to accompany him? This businesslike bugler, a-bugling away?


Or someone more relaxed, mopping his brow?


Or perhaps a Sergeant yelling out orders?


Or another? I've this command pack available:



NB. The sharp eye-d among you may spot the latest painting off the queue lurking in the backgound - anyone think they can identify them? They'll be posted up later in the week. 

22 comments:

  1. The command pack you mention the last picture is not loading. If this is to be a brigade command I would use both the bugler and sargent with the officer on horse.
    It would also be good if you disabled that damn captcha device it took 5 attempts to load one I could read

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    1. Think I've fixed that image cheers Andrew. Captcha or spam - which is the lesser evil?

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    2. I think you're onto something here Andrew

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  3. Something with movement. 3rd figure looks best to me

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    1. Thanks Dave, I think you might be right

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  4. I agree with Dave - the shouting sergeant looks the best

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  5. I like the First one it looks like the call to charge

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  6. Andrew's suggestion works for me. If the intent is to represent "command" then what is more appropriate than a bellowing NCO and a musician?

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    1. Thanks Michael, it is a compelling suggestion

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  7. I know it's not one of the available choices, but if it's a brigadier, then he needs his brigade major.

    Otherwise, I'd put both the sergeant and the bugler on the base; can't sound the charge without sounding the charge! However, I'd put the foot figures on the other side of the base. Since it looks like the brigadier is yelling to troops to his right, it'd be better composition if the troops he's yelling at are in the same direction.

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    1. You're right, that side would be preferable. Unfortnaely, the wrist of the sword hand is quite weak so I wanted that over the base rather than sticking out. But I'll have a play about.

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  8. Looking forward to this with some gleeful anticipation. As for choice, I might be tempted by the yelling Sargent but have him looking behind the officer as if he is trying to keep the rest of the troops to keep up as the young officer gallops off.

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    1. Haha, I like it!

      Will we see some Colonials from you over the challenge Michael? Or are there plenty of dinosaurs and zombies to be getting on with?

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  9. The relaxed bugler! He is a true professional soldier!

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    1. Haha! Maybe he would be best in the firing line then!

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  10. Definitely the shouting NCO...
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Cheers Stuart, he seems the be the front runner for sure

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  11. Yup, the yodler for sure. He compliments the dynamism of the mounted Bounder.

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