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18CTEXAN25 Sep 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

I have added some close-ups of 3 of the Corps…..I, III, & IV.
Enjoy!

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wrgmr125 Sep 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

Wow!

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

epic!

HappyHiker25 Sep 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

Blimey, how many battalions ? How many figures ?

18CTEXAN25 Sep 2017 1:35 p.m. PST

Howdy HappyHiker,
There are: Infantry: 68 battalions/ 34 regiments =7,344 figures and there were also 12 cavalry regts (4 for each Corps)= 736 cav figures.
It is difficult to see but please notice the 2 "bald-headed" Davout figures in III Corps shot. They also have glasses on….yes glasses for 6mm!
Cheers

The Tyn Man Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

That is mind boggling! WOW!!

377CSG25 Sep 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Like! Like! Like! Remarkable – well done.

18CTEXAN25 Sep 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

Thanks guys!
I appreciate the comments. I have been gaming since early 60's (previous century…LOL) Started first with Marx, then Minifigs, and then sold them all and started buying Adlers in about 1988/9…or there about! So it has taken almost 28 years to get to this point. Leon of Adler Miniatures makes an exhaustive range…generals, ADCs, equipment, all the required troop types, and then specialty figures such as skirmishers, sappers, horse holders and causalities!
Cheers

von Winterfeldt26 Sep 2017 10:11 p.m. PST

mind blowing

18CTEXAN27 Sep 2017 1:52 a.m. PST

Thanks vW!

Glenn Pearce27 Sep 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

Hello 18CTEXAN!

Truly an amazing display, well done. Your battalions seem to be rather large compared to most 6mm collections. Does it present you with any table top problems, or do you also use an extremely large table as well? If you had to start over would you still make them the same size, or smaller, or bigger?

Thanks,

Glenn

18CTEXAN27 Sep 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Howdy "Thanks GP"!,
The smallest table we use is 9' x 5' which will support almost all Corps size battles… for bigger games we rent a hotel conference room for a day…really not that expensive if you spread cost amongst 4-5 gamers about $120 USD-150 total. So size of battalions is not an issue, in fact it makes the "whole experience" better. With French battalions at 108 figures, sqds. at 16 to 24 figures and Corps at 2-3,000 you truly get the "feel" of commanding. Also we use command figures at every level…bn., sqd. regt., brig. div. Corps. And we have grading system for each one…so do not assign a timid command personality/figure to lead a cavalry charge.

If I could start over again, be a lot younger.. LOL, and had 10 million to spend I wouldn't change anything other than the amount of time it took to "build" all this!
Cheers from Texas

Glenn Pearce28 Sep 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

Hello 18CTEXAN!

Looks like you got it all sorted out very nicely. I have about 50,000 6mm figures mostly Baccus with 24 figure battalions and 9 figure cavalry regiments. Both on a frontage of 60mm. Were able to fight almost every major Napoleonic battle on our 9'x 5' in my basement. So I know exactly what you mean with the "whole experience" statement. Your games would clearly have that extra edge in the "experience" department. Mine are probably a little easier to manage and faster to play just due to logistics.

Thanks for the explanation and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful work in the future.

Best regards,

Glenn

18CTEXAN28 Sep 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

Thanks Glenn,
Wow! You have 50,000, that is a lot! In my humble opinion,.. nothing beats playing campaigns with large armies. Sending entire Corps down different roads and trying to trap the enemy! When it works…Great! When it doesn't…that's when you find out what kind of commander you really are!
Congrats!
Hulon

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