Revision to Artillery

Following some testing over the weekend, I’ve decided that Artillery will be deployed on their own outside of any Brigades. This has mainly been due that Artillery will often be remaining in one static position if deployed defensively, if deployed on offence where any artillery are attached to a Brigade, the artillery would often advanceContinue reading “Revision to Artillery”

The Battle of Talavera – Allied Forces Replication

As a test for how many Brigades an army could place on the battlefield, I conducted a test where I’ve replicated the Order of Battle for the forces at the Battle of Talavera. This is for the British and Spanish forces only.

Battlefield Objectives

What’s the point of fighting in a particular place? If you look back over history, virtually all battlefields had objectives of some kind for both armies which they fought over. At Waterloo both armies fought over control of Le Haye Sainte, Hougoumont and the hamlet of Papelotte. These could have been considered primary objectives onContinue reading “Battlefield Objectives”

Artillery

We’ve covered Infantry and Cavalry (which does need some slight amendments to Light Cavalry) so now we’re onto the third arm. There were many different types of Artillery available to Napoleonic Generals. 24pdr Cannon 12pdr Cannon 9pdr Cannon 8pdr Cannon 6pdr Cannon 4pdr Cannon 3pdr Cannon 5.5-inch Howitzer 6-inch Howitzer 8-inch Howitzer 6pdr Howitzer 7pdrContinue reading “Artillery”

Clausewitz

I’m going to take the weekend off from rule writing and have a rest this weekend (I may even paint some models!), but there will be a big announcement early next week! In the meantime the keen eyes among you may have recently noticed the name Clausewitz popping up here and there. I couldn’t keepContinue reading “Clausewitz”

Battalion & Brigade Formations

I ironically started writing my own set of rules because I couldn’t find a ruleset that would suit what I wanted to do. Namely representing battalions on a relatively realistic scale on the tabletop with movement and effects realistically modelled but in a quicker format than other such rules were doing them previously. I alsoContinue reading “Battalion & Brigade Formations”

Game Test 3 – Deployment Phase

I tested a deployment phase the same as that featured in Chain of Command by TooFatLardies as recommended by a number of people on Reddit. I’m pleased with the results so far, it does need tightening up however. My initial thoughts are: You have a number of markers representative of the number of Light InfantryContinue reading “Game Test 3 – Deployment Phase”

Writing a Wargame – Skirmishers

I’ve left this one alone for a little while, whilst I’ve spent some time deciding on other factors. But I’m keen to have this troop type crossed off my to do list due to their role in the wars and including everyone’s favourites the 95th. BAKER RIFLE So let’s start by taking a look atContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Skirmishers”

Writing a Wargame – Command and Control

The aspect of command and control can possibly be one of the most important aspects of wargaming the Napoleonic Period. I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks and how this may apply. A suggestion from Chris via the Baccus website has now started to crystallise this idea. Looking at other Napoleonic War gamesContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Command and Control”

Writing a Wargame – Your Comments

When I started this idea, I never thought that it would have as much following as it seems to be gathering! So first of all I want to thank everyone for all of their time spent in reading my ramblings and putting up with grammatical and spelling errors! Also for all the fantastic comments I’veContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Your Comments”