Hi, having painted the last of the Saxon Curassier's for Beast's regiment, I decided I would get them based up and also photo the basing process. I will do a separate Post on how I base but for now I have some images of the finished unit. I will almost certainly do another 9 man unit of these to follow.
Many of the Curassier units that fought in the major engagements had yellow or buff facings and I was keen to add a unit with a contrast to the buff gloves and red coats. Beaust's fought at Fraustadt so I am happy that they fought in at least some of the major engagements in the earlier part of the war. Their Black facings are an ideal contrast and the saddle cloths also set them off quite nicely.
Wargaming chum and fellow Great Northern War enthusiast Truls has also recently painted this unit and has a post on his blog here http://apartmentofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/beust-regiment.html
initially I had planned to try a different unit, but the colour scheme for this one was too tempting so sorry Truls!
I specifically chose to add a pack each of bareheaded and floppy hats to the regiment (Warfare allow you to pick and choose codes within the deal) to give them a slightly more irregular look. The arms are all separate you get enough to do nine with pistols and nine with Swords. I intend to do both lots with Pistols ideally, so hopefully I can figure this out when I get a load of Swedish Cavalry soon as they may come with extra Pistol arms I can swap.
I hope to have a further post soon showing my process for basing using how I based this unit for the pictures.
For now thanks for reading.