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reggie8814 Jun 2019 5:08 a.m. PST

There is a great channel on Youtube, for anybody starting in Napoleonic wargaming. It breaks down the different troop types like line infantry, light infantry, hussars, dragoon, in different videos. I think you will enjoy it. Here it is:

YouTube link

Choctaw14 Jun 2019 7:23 a.m. PST

Very nice. Thank you for the link.

Cooldude14 Jun 2019 10:10 a.m. PST

Great channel. Highly recommended!

oldnorthstate14 Jun 2019 4:15 p.m. PST

I have just watched the two video's related to the preparations for the Wagram game. Perhaps it's the problem with Black Powder, which appears to dumb down the organizations into units of certain sizes, or them just trying to do a portion of a very big battle with limited figures, but their approach is not something I would recommend to anyone really interested in pursuing wargaming the Napoleonic era.

Rather than twisting themselves into a pretzel to do a portion of Wagram, which usually results in a very unhistorical game, if you really want to simulate Napoleonic warfare reduce the approach so you can use the resources you have to replicate battalions, which were the basic maneuver element of the period and develop a generic scenario pitting a French division against an Austrian division.

The approach of creating unhistoric units because you've got to shoehorn your available figures and ground scale into a rigid set of rules makes no sense to me, especially if at the end of the day you just want to claim you refought a portion of the Battle of Wagram, which you really didn't.

raylev314 Jun 2019 6:56 p.m. PST

So, what rules do you recommend to simulate Napoleonic Warfare?

French Wargame Holidays26 Jun 2019 10:52 p.m. PST

General de Brigade similar unit size and captures the feel more IMHO

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