The first thing I based and painted for my 10mm First World War Middle East project was a casualty base, done several years ago as a bit of an experiment. I converted the two generic figures from Pendraken’s Casualty on Stretcher with Medic pack (WW4) by sculpting a green-stuff Wolseley helmet on the orderly’s hatless head and giving the unfortunate wounded warrior a beard so I could paint him up as an Indian soldier. Not having the correct size of laser-cut MDF base handy and supplies of laser-cut MDF bases only coming from abroad in those days, I mounted the miniatures on two UK pennies glued together. The weighty base and the
I showed these conversions to Dave at the Pendraken stall at Falkirk’s Carronade wargames show one year. They must have tickled his fancy a little as it wasn’t long before he sent me some Pendraken dollies and rifles for me to experiment with a bit of 10mm sculpting.
coins’ phosphorus content able to attract magnets made it seem like a good idea at the time. However, I became concerned that if the miniatures were knocked over the weight of the base might cause the fragile 10mm figures to be damaged when taking a tumble. If the Lord Spares Us recommends basing figures in pairs, a base being the lowest unit of firing. However, casualties are taken in single figures, making casualty markers essential. I hadn’t made any definite plans regarding casualty markers but certainly painting up the odd marker like this one wouldn’t spoil any future plans.

Casualty Conversion

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