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Attalus I26 Jul 2017 5:12 p.m. PST

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On my blog: An article about building small Napoleonic armies in 28mm scale here: link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 6:10 p.m. PST

I am very interested in this type of project as well because I don't want to get bogged down in large figure count armies either. I have stayed away from plastics because I don't want to build models. Please keep us updated.

CATenWolde27 Jul 2017 1:23 a.m. PST

"TMPWargamerabbit" does much the same, using 6x 25mm figures as his base unit, and it looks just fine:

TMP link

To my mind, it's one of the only sane ways of enjoying the larger figures without sacrificing the ability to actually field a reasonable number of units *and* maintain some maneuverability in a game. Although I'm generally a fan of smaller figures, I've thought about doing something similar with Eureka's 28mm French Rev line.

Looks like you've decided on rules, but I think Volley & Bayonet would also fit your criteria pretty well.

Cheers,

Christopher

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 4:24 a.m. PST

I will have to look into the Horse, Foot and Gun rules for my ACW 28's. I am currently looking into DBA which means creating armies, but I have everything for 28 ACW right now. THanks for posting.

Gonsalvo27 Jul 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

C&C Napoleonics and Blucher would seem some obvious additional candidates for rules, neither of which I play, but any basing independent set would probably work.

Field of Battle is my personal favorite, and it would certainly work.

The late Charlie Sweet had all his armies in all eras organized the same: Heavy Infantry 4 bases of three, Heavy Cavalry 4 bases of 2, Light Infantry 3 bases of 2, Light Cavalry 3 bases of 1, Artillery 1 base with a gun and 2-4 crew. His armies typically had fewer than 20 units, so less than 200 figures each, but he collected a huge variety of them. Want a big battle? Add some allies!

My own 28mm Napoleonics have 18 figures for infantry, 8 for cavalry, and 2 gun with 6 – 8 crew, so I haven't entirely followed that advice, and as for numbers of unit oer army, well…

Gonsalvo27 Jul 2017 6:13 a.m. PST

A Napoleonic variant of To the Strongest! would work brilliantly for this as well.

TMPWargamerabbit27 Jul 2017 9:50 a.m. PST

AS mentioned by CATenWolde, our napoleonic 25/28mm group has used a miniature ratio of approx. 1:100 for almost 35 years. Some historical scenarios the ratio shifts slightly from 1:80 to 1:100 depending on the average unit sizes on a historical battlefield (we aim for 5-8 miniature sized units).

Years worth of game unit photos and information found on the Wargamerabbit blog: link

Michael

Questions…. click on the "About the Wargamerabbit" link for contact info.

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