A recurring problem in our Sharp Practice games has been that I simply don't have enough officer models. In Sharp Practice you'll find yourself needing a lot of leaders, often two or more per formation. So when we pile our resources for a big game, I often have to scrounge up whatever I can find to prod the rank and file forward, sometimes counting musicians or standard bearers as low level leaders in lack of better solutions.
Now, this can clearly not go on. I gathered up a bunch of officers, spray primed them brown, and got my own military academy started.
First man from the left is an interesting addition, from Brigade Games. He's carrying a small fanion, affixed to the musket through a metal rod. I painted him up as a voltigeur sergeant, as I'm especially short on voltigeur leaders. I found several pictures online where a voltigeur fanion is adorned with a golden cornet, which I added as well.
Next in line are four generic line infantry officers. Three of them are from Warlord Games, both from the line infantry box and the Vistula Legion box. The man with the bandaged head is an officer from Perry's plastic French kit. The final bloke furthest to the right is my first (but probably not last) appearance from Victrix, painted up as a voltigeur officer. Now I should have no problem to field two large formations of voltigeurs, at least.
Same guys, from behind.
I also added some more mounted officers, which came as a blister from Warlord ("French infantry colonels"). I find that mounted officers are really useful to mix in when playing SP2, epsecially when you have several leaders in a formation. You can easily distinguish your mounted officer from the rest. So once the wound counters and other effects start to pile up on the table, you can easily keep track of which officer is doing fine and which one is a bullet-riddled mess.
While taking photos I realized that the officer on the right is still a bit glossy, so he'll get another coat of matte varnish before he's shipped off to the club.
The man in the coat on the left is another officer from Warlord's Vistula box. So all in all, nine new officers! Now they're ready to add some character to our next battle.
Finally, bonus gaggle of geese objective point for pillage scenarios. Honk honk!
"Glory is fleeting,