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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 4:31 p.m. PST

We played a skirmish game with my individually mounted Napoleonics, mostly Britains, with some painted plastics. We used the western gunfighter rules called A Fistful of Lead. The rules for muzzle loading slowed the game down and we only needed the first three feet of an eight foot table. The scenario had a retreating French column having to defend the French general's lady and a cart full of gold from the British Lights and their Spanish Guerrilla allies.

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Gone Fishing13 Feb 2018 4:46 p.m. PST

Well, that is simply breathtaking. Napoleonic gaming falls at about the bottom of my interest group, but this…this I would play in a second. Gorgeous!

There is a special delight to 54's. Thank you for sharing!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 7:10 p.m. PST

Very nice Nick.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

Now that is gaming!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

Nice. What figures did you use, particularly for the Spanish?

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 10:19 p.m. PST

Thanks, All, for the nice words. The 95th Rifles and the French Voltigeurs are all Britains. The 71st Glasgow Highland Light Infantry are A Call to Arms, very well painted by someone other than me. The French in overcoats are Front Rank. The Spanish did not play much of a part in the game. I used a variety of pirate figures for them. I plant to buy some of the Irregular Miniatures Guerrillas at some point.

Part time gamer18 Feb 2018 12:51 a.m. PST

Man this looks Great.
While I don't have "A" particular favorite period for gaming, personally I'd 'never' go larger than my 28's, simply because I'm sure it would show my -lack- of skill at detail work.
But they always look great on a table!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2018 5:11 a.m. PST

Love the 71st…they even have the buff leather beltwork. The 95th are superb. I could well imagine the attraction of skirmishing in this scale vs a massive crowded battlefield in 18/28mm

Marc at work19 Feb 2018 6:43 a.m. PST

that is soooo nice. Excellent

dBerczerk19 Feb 2018 6:46 a.m. PST

Delicious!

Part time gamer23 Apr 2018 11:47 p.m. PST

Had to have another look..just great.

Gone Fishing
.. Napoleonic gaming falls at about the bottom of my interest group, but this…this I would play in a second.
There is a special delight to 54's. Thank you for sharing!
Agreed on all points *G F. The days when 54's were SOP for gaming was before even my time, (60's child) I think it recalls our days of great battles on the floor with our Green Army men, IIRC, they're about 54.

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