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Last Hussar19 Nov 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

I am revisiting my La Grande Guerre project – a free set of Army rules from Sam Mustapha.

1 base= Division. There are stat differences for Militia, line and guard.

I'm basing my 2mm for Borodino, no real reason as I could go generic, just put 5-6 2mm blocks on a base. Instead to do it 'properly' I am using the OOB, and approximately 1 block=2 battalions. So far so simple.

Looking at my source I notice the Young Guard divisions are approximately half the size of a regular infantry division – 6 rather than 10-12 battalions. One is under Roguet and one under Delaborde.

Does this matter? If I fight Borodino should I use just one unit to represent them both? Or did they generally fight as 2 separate divisions? Looking through the OOB there are some other small divisions. There isn't a way in the rules to do 'small' divisions.

Its not critical, unless I fight a historical battle, just wondering which way to go

Rich Bliss19 Nov 2017 5:36 p.m. PST

I'd combine them as appropriate.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 8:19 p.m. PST

I'd look at the strength points. If you are inclined to make a small Guard division roughly equal to one normal one, then base separately.

With those rules you want all your units to be in the same starting strength range. Avoid super units.

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 7:32 a.m. PST

All units were not the same size. Why should they all have the same frontage?

Sho Boki20 Nov 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

"Why should they all have the same frontage?"

Good question. Because if they cannot hold this frontage, then they are'nt the unit anymore and must run away.
And if this unit have more troops than needed for holding the supposed front, then these troops will form second line and reserve inside the unit.

At least in my Big Battle EMPEROR rules the divisions are completed on this way. I don't know, how Mustapha solved this problem.

I Drink Your Milkshake20 Nov 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Love this mini ruleset, LGG so simple and elegant.

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