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olicana01 Dec 2019 3:20 a.m. PST

My Peninsular project is not the first project I've tackled but it has proved the most problematic. It's thrown up lots of questions and issues, and I've come to where I am by a rather chaotic route. All of my other projects were worked out, pretty much, before I set out on them. For some reason this project has been derailed several times and the plan has changed several times – dramatically.

Consequently, I think what I've come up with, how and why, might be of interest to those starting a new endeavour.

My blog post, which includes some shots of the painted part of my collection, can be found here:


Sample pic:


BillyNM01 Dec 2019 3:37 a.m. PST

Nice armies and being smaller will allow more room on the table for manoeuvre.

Timmo uk01 Dec 2019 6:33 a.m. PST

I had a similar problem that stopped my Napoleonic project dead in it's tracks for four years. Working on 36 figure units destroyed my will to continue.

My solution was to use smaller units typically 18 figures for an infantry battalion so I could still field all the battalions. My army doubled in scope without having to do any extra painting.

Do Lepic's it's a chance to get some Guard on the table!

alphus9901 Dec 2019 3:16 p.m. PST

Splendid blog post noted fo future reference!

Timmo uk02 Dec 2019 4:20 a.m. PST

Also worth considering adding Sanchez Brigade for further variety.

pbishop1206 Dec 2019 12:07 p.m. PST

A true inspiration.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 4:50 p.m. PST

Rule creep and scale creep are not an organisers friend.
Neither appealed to me a lawngg time ago, so I just stuck with my 'second' reorganisation of 24 foot/ 12 horse/ 2-3 guns on actual OOB.
Mix and match your 'eccentric' units every now and again- refights are a lot of work and struggle often with gamers 'view' the way they expect things to go.

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