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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 4:20 p.m. PST

I'm going to play around with Et Sans Resultat and for each formation (usually a division) it has a reform area whihc marks the unit's rear areas. I'm wondering what to put on this base to represent such an area. The base is 1.5 x 3" and I'm gaming in 6mm. The rearmost 1/2 or 3/4' of the base will be used as a fatigue tracker, so I have 2" + to fill.

Caissons? Wounded? Stragglers?

Just looking for inspiration….

Rich Bliss15 Jul 2017 5:17 p.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 5:33 p.m. PST


DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

Here's what I use for ESR. My figures are 6mm H&R.


The mini dice holders are for fatigue. From the front of the base are artillery, cavalry then infantry. The dice colors or for different levels of fatigue. Green dice are 1-6 fatigues. Yellow are 7-12 and red 13-18.



In the example above, artillery has 1 fatigue, cavalry 8 & infantry 16 fatigues.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 7:48 p.m. PST

I'm doing the exact same thing. Green dice for 1-6 red dice for 7-12.

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 1:43 p.m. PST


Personal logo McLaddie Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 5:00 p.m. PST


They tended to be in the front lines rather than a reserve area. No money to be made there…grin

Actually,Cantinières were often in the line of fire tending the wounded and providing that needed bit of liquid courage.

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

As a general assertion, I rather doubt that. We hear about individual cases, mostly in defensive situations, probably because it was considered heroic, i.e. unusual. Your average cantinière (or cantinier) had a horse and cart for their wares, representing their sole investment, and would stay in the regiment's rear area with it. In an attack, I just can't see the brigadiers permitting cantinières to advance among their carefully aligned formations…

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