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Pr3mu505 Feb 2021 2:33 a.m. PST

Good morning Ladies and Gents, I will caveat what is to follow with the admission that I am new to 6mm wargaming and historicals in general. I have started working on painting up 6mm French, British and Russian armies for the Napoleonic period but have yet to play any games. Having acquired the Polemos GdD & MdE rules when I purchased models from Baccus I feel there is a certain aspect of war, very important to the era, missing. Are there any rulesets out there that provide a strategic element to the game of army manoeuvre to represent the dispersal and convergence of corps for battle? I have heard good things of Blucher and it's pretty game system to represent the campaign movement of armies but do any other rulesets tackle this?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Feb 2021 4:50 a.m. PST

Take a look at Snappy Nappy. Search for Campaign in a Day. There is even a couple videos on Little Wars TV (youtube)

Decebalus05 Feb 2021 5:54 a.m. PST

I think Blucher has, what you are looking for.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2021 6:19 a.m. PST

Nice account of Blucher's 'Scharnhorst' campaign system in action on the 'Wargaming Everything' blog:

(Of course I like it because BBB was used for the battlefield action.)


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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Feb 2021 8:59 a.m. PST

Many gamers adapt board games to the purpose. Napoleon, from Columbia games, is especially good and the system is easy to adapt to other campaigns.

arthur181505 Feb 2021 9:17 a.m. PST

I recommend The Generalship Game from Paddy Griffith's Napoleonic Wargaming for Fun (Ward Lock, 1980; reprinted by the History of Wargaming Project) for a simple, stylised campaign system onto which you could easily add whatever more detailed battle rules you choose.

Glenn Pearce10 Feb 2021 7:01 a.m. PST

Congratulations on your purchase of Baccus figures and their brilliant Polemos rule system. Also welcome to the wonderful world of 6mm and the incredible Napoleonic period.

You can obtain the very informative and campaign guide from Baccus or a $11 USD PDF from the Wargame Vault called the "Napoleonic Companion". It's basically an extension of GdD and MdE that lets you use historical or fictional campaigns. It also has another 17 scenarios, more army generators, a list of Napoleonic armies and a "Jargon Buster". A brillant piece of work also by Chris Grice the author of GdD/MdE.

Any questions you can contact me here or on the Baccus forum.

Best regards,


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