All posts tagged “Napoleonic wargaming

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Lasalle: my very own Spanish ulcer!

We don’t follow fashions in Cardiff. If a new version of a wargames rule set comes out, a certain percentage of players relish the fact that they will not move with the flock! One such stalwart of conservatism is Colin. He has been collecting Napoleonics… Read More

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Wargaming Liebertwolkwitz! Prelude to Leipzig

This cavalry battle opened the Battle of Leipzig and was the largest cavalry battle in European history. It took place South of Leipzig between the French forces of Marshal Murat which included the Corps of Prince Poniatowski, Victor, Lauriston and Kellerman, against Pajol’s cavalry and… Read More

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Christmas Thoughts

I know we should be thinking of peace on earth and goodwill to all men but we are wargamers there is new set of Napoleonic wargames rules out, Bataille Empire by the redoubtable Herve, and plans are afoot. Just as I was contemplating getting rid… Read More

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Napoleonics – A painting challenge

Some projects start well and fade. Some projects slowly mature. Painting a Napoleonic Wargames Army is something else. My regular reader will remember that we were settled on Sam Mustafa’s Blucher rules at the smaller Demi- brigade or regimental level. The Field of Glory armylists… Read More

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Marengo 1800

Are you old enough to start collecting Napoleonic wargames miniatures? There must surely come a time in one’s life when you have no interest in reading romances or Scandinavian murder mysteries. Not for you pre-pubescent Wizards, you need only concern yourself with the campaigns of… Read More

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Hussars de la Morte

IiIicPainting Napoleonic uniforms deters many would-be collectors of miniatures. Can the Despertaferres spraycan and washes ™ method deal with those darlings of any Napoleonic army, the hussars? Well, see what you think….. The Wargames Foundry, Mark Coppelstone, Seven Years Wars figures are superb miniatures and… Read More

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Flats Standard

Why do grown men enjoy painting and gaming with toy soldiers? Surely one of the great attractions is to recreate, in an admittedly modest way, the great moments of history. How many non-gamers have actually heard of Bonaparte’s crossing of the Alps before sweeping away… Read More

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All roads lead to Paris

Some wargamers need to control elite forces that slice through all toy opposition. Some wargamers need to attack the opposing toy army in order to show their “manliness”. But when you need to recreate the chaos and confusion of a desperate defence, you need Chris… Read More