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wall6131 May 2020 10:21 p.m. PST

Here is a link to a solo re-fight of the 1805 Battle of Durenstein between French and Russian forces.

Below is the setup of forces looking from the French with Durenstein in the foreground.

and the Russian forces with Durenstein in the background.

Durban Gamer01 Jun 2020 4:02 a.m. PST

Great AAR and very interesting rules. Thanks for posting!

Desert Fox01 Jun 2020 5:10 a.m. PST

Great looking table!

Tell us more about your terrain.

wall6101 Jun 2020 2:17 p.m. PST

The mat is printed fleece laid over foam mats. The mats are modular and allow for indented rivers. I then add layers of foam for hills. The rivers themselves are thin acetate sheet painted on one side and gloss medium gel applied to give the surface effect.
The roads are simply fine ballast applied with a funnel. (95% of the ballast vacuums up for reuse).

Whirlwind01 Jun 2020 10:14 p.m. PST

Lovely looking game!

Desert Fox01 Jun 2020 10:32 p.m. PST

Great idea for a modular terrain board, I especially like your roads!

I see you use Warrior Miniatures. I have been thinking about using them for my 15mm Napoleonic project because you cannot beat the price. I am also getting older and I no longer have the patience, time or skill to paint every detail on highly detailed figures.

What do you think of Warrior Miniatures 15mm Napoleonic line?
Any poses or sculpts to avoid?

Thanks again!

wall6102 Jun 2020 3:22 a.m. PST

Up until recently I've always used Essex Miniatures but I've got a current batch of Austrians from Warrior Miniatures. You're right, they are much cheaper. They are also reasonably good to paint but don't have the same definition as Essex Miniatures. Essex are much easier to get a good paint job. I'm spending ore time to get the same result on the Warrior Miniatures. So far the Austrian Grenadiers are the best of the sculpts and easiest to paint.
Like you I am only painting enough detail to get the right visual effect on the tabletop.

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