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Defiant Inactive Member08 Jan 2009 7:45 a.m. PST


Magnificent site.


Lest We Forget Inactive Member08 Jan 2009 9:03 a.m. PST

Nice site indeed, but it is "Greek to me" :)

Streitax Inactive Member08 Jan 2009 9:05 a.m. PST

Looks great, but my Italian is a bit rusty.

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2009 10:35 a.m. PST

Isn't La battaglia di Bull Run (21 luglio 1861) just outside of Agrate near Milano?

Remgain08 Jan 2009 12:28 p.m. PST

Yep it is!
Right were there is my office! ;^)

Anyway, very good site.
All the stuff is collected and painted by a father and son of Bologna.


Jeremy Sutcliffe Inactive Member08 Jan 2009 4:06 p.m. PST

Very helpful.

As I'm doing an Italian course, it gives me text I'd enjoy practising on.

Bandit Inactive Member16 Jan 2009 7:14 a.m. PST

Appears they are playing a 1:60 game, I did a quick survey of the Guard forces on the table (easy to count with the low number of easily identifiable units) and found 4 battalions of Old Guard + 1 battalion of Italian Guard + ~28 Guard Cavalry = 88 figures, the Guard at Austerlitz was around 5,500 men in strength so if you play it a little loose as most gamers do when estimating strength (rounding up or down to the nearest figure for each unit) looks like it is 1:60 perhaps 1:50.

Surprised me a bit since the mounting looks like Empire / 1:60 mounting but they often form lines in double depth and most 1:60 games provide for a single stand deep line.

Looks great, I'd be curious what they use.


The Bandit

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Jan 2009 11:02 a.m. PST

The Austerlitz refight has 3,300 figures, Bandit. I didn't see a rule-set mentioned in the description.

Bandit Inactive Member16 Jan 2009 1:04 p.m. PST

Thanks for the info.

Figuring that a large French corps during 1805-1806 is ~450 figures and a small one is around 275-325 figures each at 1:60 something like 3,300 does sound about right for it to be about that scale. Figuring there were something like 170,000 men at the battle (the perhaps high but often given estimate) plus horses, limbers, whatever else was counted when they did their tally, seems about right.


The Bandit

christot11 Aug 2009 1:10 p.m. PST

15mm invariably leaves me cold, but these pics (austerlitz) are fabulous….shall I bin 10,000 25mm figures and start again with AB?…..ok…No, I won't…but I did think about it for a minute, Brilliant.

TelesticWarrior Inactive Member14 Sep 2012 7:32 a.m. PST

This is incredible. Original post from 2009, so good this thread needs resurrecting for all to see…

Widowson14 Sep 2012 11:23 a.m. PST

What everyone has missed:


Welcome back, friend. I hope to read more from you. I've been missing you all these months.


Widowson14 Sep 2012 1:21 p.m. PST

Having now viewed the site, I am reminded of two points which cannot be made too often.

1. There is no substitute for great photography.

2. There is no substitute for CASUALTY FIGURES.

And this shows what looks like 1:60, based wargame figures, layed out into one great diorama.


Maxshadow Inactive Member14 Sep 2012 5:24 p.m. PST

Hey Bill, That Shane post is from 2009. Unless you were joking

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