Enfilade!! I was invited to attend this convention by a fellow Guardsman on the way home from Afghanistan last year, and had a blast.
Doug Hamm's Waterloo anniversary game, using his own set of rules. We fought out Napoleon's nemesis a couple of times, and it was a riot. This year Doug is putting on a Borodino game and I'm painting up some Russians for it.
My troops are the two tiny corps of cavalry commanded by Generals Korff and Kreutz, whose separate commands we are treating as a single corps for game purposes. Here, as you can see, is my stand of horse artillery figures, all by Front Rank miniatures.
One thing that stands out about the bases to me is how thick they are. (1/4 inch!) Your guys end up standing pretty high above the game table and don't blend in very well with the turf, but the thick bases are easy to grasp and move around and help you to avoid doing something really embarrassing, like fumbling a heavy base of metal artillery figures onto another guy's infantry.
The flat spot in the lower left hand corner of the base is for a unit designation label. The tiny die on the lower right hand corner of the base shows the relative strength of the unit. A unit whose die shows a six is at or near establishment strength, while a unit reduced to one has been nearly wiped out. The dice goes in the lower right hand corner because most of us are right handed. It's all very well thought out.
Speaking of thins being well thought out...Garn! I forgot to edge the base in black. Knew I forgot something. I'll have to fix that.