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Napoleonic Beginner09 Mar 2019 11:19 a.m. PST

4 brigades per side- everything I have painted so far!

British brigade 1- 2 line, 1 highlander, 1 rifle battalion
British brigade 2- 2 line, 1 highlander
Brunswick brigade- Leib battalion, 2 line
4th Brigade- life guard regiment, 1 battery horse artillery

French Brigade x3- 4 line battalions (one brigade has attached foot artillery battery)
Light cavalry brigade- 1 lancer regiment, 1 chausseur regiment.

The French took the day after both the centre and British right flank (by the woods) collapsed, it could have gone either way up until a crucial turn when the French light cavalry saved their infantry from defeat by charging and breaking the Brunswick brigade. I had great fun, my partner has since said "when is the next game?" Which I think is the best feedback I could ask for!
Hope you like the pics

link

All the best
NB

Mike Petro09 Mar 2019 4:59 p.m. PST

Well done! Love the fat cavalry units. How did you base all of them?

DOUGKL09 Mar 2019 6:46 p.m. PST

Nice looking game and beautiful figures.

Napoleonic Beginner10 Mar 2019 12:39 a.m. PST

@ I Drink Your Milkshake : The cav units are a bit oversized compared to my infantry but, having moved from 28mm a year ago, I think I wanted an antidote to the "9 cavalry figure regiment" look that I had been using. All infantry and cavalry are based on 25x20 bases: Infantry = 6 to a base, 4 bases to a battalion. Cavalry are 3 to a base, 3 bases per squadron (I do average sized regiment as three squadrons / small is 2 squadrons / large is 4 squadrons).
This means my average cavalry regiment is 27 figures strong compared to 24 figures per average foot battalion- which is certainly wrong, but looks nice!
I had thought about knocking a squadron off each of my cavalry regiments, but due to the nature of the different cav units I have I would only have use for the French spare squadrons (get a few extra figures and model the 2nd Division cavalry attached to 2nd Corps in 1815) This would leave me with a lot of un-used allied cavalry which I have already painted though!
Planning is everything (if only I could ever stick to one!)
Thanks for looking!

@DOUGKL Thanks very much! Pendraken do a fine job with their figures!

Happy Gaming!
NB

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 1:59 a.m. PST

Nicely done. Like the effort you have put into your figures and the terrain. Good to see a game where units can manoeuvre – looks like it was a fun game.

marshalGreg11 Mar 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

Any thoughts of bumping the infantry to 6 bases of 6?
That what I did.
We are spot on for the cavalry- Cool!

Actually now that I reviewed your picks and the fact you have the skirmish stands for the infantry units- perhaps just add 1 additional base of 6 for 5 stands- it will make for a nicer more hollow square and more true "french attack" columns with the grenadier company in the 3rd row… to BOOT!

MG
but with 15s

Napoleonic Beginner11 Mar 2019 12:33 p.m. PST

@marshalGreg : Funnily enough I started with 6 bases for an average infantry battalion. I cut it down to 4 bases for three reasons: cost, speed of production (from bag to table) and space on the table (I game on a 5'x3' space atm). I may go back to 6 bases when I have everything finished and built a 6'x4' table too. I agree the column in particular looks SO much nicer with 6 bases. I am seriously considering dropping a "squadron" off of each cavalry regiment for games but keep building and painting them as they stand now, so that I have a bit more motivation to get the extra infantry bases done (because then I will get my big cav units back out too) when the time comes.
@ Let's party with Cossacks: Strangely the terrain hasn't taken me anytime at all really- roads are all from FatFranks, the hills where made in an afternoon and the woods, hedges made on another afternoon. The fields are from Timecast (a new latex product) painted up took maybe an hour if that. Thank you for the compliments, I am having a lot of fun painting, modelling and gaming at the moment. I love 28mm figs but when I collected them I could never say those three phrases at the same time. 10mm really has allowed the hobby to fulfill what I had been looking to get out of it all. I really need the extra foot in width and length on the table before I can finish the last few brigades per side that I have on the workbench, I enjoy having a little manoeuvre space in the games!

Cheers to you both! Thanks for looking and commenting!
NB

10mm Wargaming Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 4:15 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy

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