A view of my wargaming interests other than 18th Century imaginary wars.
Nice to see the Toy Soldiers out and about ! Have based mine on larger bases to help them stand up. The British weather ALWAYS has the last say though !.
Very impressive and looks like fun!
Thanks chaps, it was fun, we were glad that the cats from two doors down didn't turn up though, it might have been carnage.
That looked great! Except for the spider--they scare me so much I can't even watch the Shelob episode in the LOR movies! (Not too macho, I know.) Anyway, I recall looking at your original rules with great interest (before you added cavalry and artillery)--is there a current version about?Best regards,Chris Johnson
Thanks Chris, I've posted the current version for you.
Paul,For what it's worth, I wanted to share my thoughts on forming a French Army during this period. The cut of the basic uniform did not change from around 1840 to 1940. The colors did, of course, and the helmet replaced the kepi in 1915. That being the case, though, WWI French can be used, with the head replaced by an ACW head (without a beard). Alternatively, FFL troops can be used, as the havelock was occasionally seen on the mainland. The main change is to remove the epaulettes, as they disappeared when Nap III abdicated.French Territorial Troops can be made from ACW infantry wearing the frock coat. Most wore half-gaiters, but not all did, so that is not really a problem, either.Artillery crew are straight ACW figures.Cavalry is more of a problem. French lancers looked pretty similar to German. Cuirassier uniforms hadn't changed too much since 1815--mostly the pants were a lot baggier--so they can be used as is (with a little squinting).Of course, you're probably WAY ahead of me on all of this...Best regards,Chris
I forgot to mention that French Hussars by 1870 had adopted the kepi, so garden-variety hussar bodies will work. Of course, all this head-snatching from ACW figures will mean a lot of headless figures will be lying around, but fortunately almost any set of ACW figures will have enough dorkily posed-figures that the loss shouldn't be too great!Chris
Thanks for your very interesting comments Chris,I'm sorry that I haven't responded sooner but I haven't done much blogging in the last two weeks.I'm not really planning to take my German and French "armies" any further really as I have enough to give a game on my 6x4 table.Having said that I have been fancying Armies In Plastic Egyptians/Turks and possibly Russian opponents.Thanks again,Paul.