In my previous post I mentioned that I had been revisiting the block armies with a view to using them in action once again. I also acknowledge the problem of following the action using them unless the narrative (and photos as well) is more closely aligned to what was happening on the table top. I had forgotten o mention though that after I had last used them I actually went and produced some additional types - with the intention of making identification a little less problematic when in action.
I am planning on producing some national flag blocks to work with the command block (the one at the top of the picture above) which will also give a better sense of nationality.
One could be forgiven for thinking that the sole reason I have gone to this trouble is merely to produce better, more viewer-friendly after action reports for the blog. This is partly true but it is also to address a need from a personal perspective. Having some variation within the same notional troop types makes the units more obvious.
Rather than just throwing an action together I want to spend more time in developing the back story and adding weight to the after action report so having units blocks that are more easily identifiable makes a lot of sense.