|FJ Command Team|
I experimented with painting different color base borders, adding stripes or other painted identifiers, but I simply didn't like the way it looked. Then, I borrowed (well, stole) a tip from my best buddy. He works with a lot of 28 mm, and to distinguish a commander or special unit from the rest of a platoon, he uses some kind of unique scenery on the base - a flower, shrub, rock...
Using this basic idea, I added specific scenery to each of my FJ platoons - one is a "red" platoon and the other "white." Using miniNature Short Blossom Tufts Summer (Product Code 726-22 S), I added a red blossom to each of the "red" squads and a white blossom to the "white" squads. A third platoon can have no blossoms, if I ever get those painted.
I purchased the blossom tufts through Scenic Express http://www.sceneryexpress.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MN72622S
Some sample photos are below. The first photo didn't quiet capture all the white blossoms like I hoped.
|Command and three squads from both "red" and "white" platoons|
|Command and the complete "red" platoon|
|FJ observers (independent) team|
Some additional photos of the squads are below.
I tend to keep the colored blossoms toward the back of the base, where I can see them from my side of the game table.
Hope this gives some ideas for basing your FoW or other platoon-based figures.