Soldiers need tents so my new project over the coming weeks is going to be to put together a number of French style tents so that my troops have somewhere to sleep. I have never really thought about modelling a camp before so this should be a pretty fun project. Already I have cunning plans for modelling the exteriors of the tents...involving special casting plaster from a fracture clinic which shares the floor with my place of work.
Last night, I started thinking about what style of tents I'll need. I think there will need to be four kinds;
1) A tent for Berthier or Napoleon in which to plan the conquest of Europe
2) A simple triangle tent for the cannon fodder.
3) A triangle tent with an opening with poles along the longest side for the Guard to have communal BBQs outside.
4 A tent with perpendicular "walls" along the long side for the officers.
My presents for Christmas were dispatched via reindeer from Adelaide last Thursday so I should get a big parcel by Saturday. I am fortunate to have a wife who puts up with my ever-so slightly expensive hobby. I promise to spend no more until December when I am going to need serious restocks of static grass.