It was my intention to fight this battle using Volley & Bayonet a long time ago, so I have some research done into it already. This time, I'll be using a tried and true set of rules - Mr Neil Thomas' NAPOLEONIC WARGAMING rules, which allow for a simple, easy, and BIG battle to be fought complete with all the trimmings. I'll be using my 15mm Napoleonic troops that I've amassed over the years.
I'm no stranger to these rules at all, and have played many games of them so there shouldn't be any issue in regards to rules. (click on the links for some back history and previous games).
Right now I'm organizing my forces into Corps, flocking the existing French and British 15mm troops, and basing the Spanish. Many, more than half, of the troops are from my huge Napoleonic painting commission. from 2016. It's about time I get the lot of them based and/or flocked.
As we progress further into July, I'll delve a little into terrain preparations for the battle as well. Since the "real thing" was fought on 28 July, I'm right on schedule!
Here are the French forces assembled for review. 2 x Corps of regular line infantry and their supporting arms, as well as a Cavalry Division and the Madrid Garrison consisting of the elite Guard troops.
2 x Full Corps, with each unit representing a Brigade sized formation. Each Corps will have 7 Brigades, along with supporting artillery, cavalry, and a light battalion (detachment) for skirmishing.
|Officers of the Regiments.|
|Corps Commander reviewing the brigades. The infantry in this picture were painted by me.|
|Corps Artillery. Enough batteries to support 1 x "Division" each or 3.5 Brigades of Infantry.|
|Light Battalion / Detachment. Each Corps has 1|
|An additional Corps Battery.|
|An additional Corps awaits its flock.|
That's all for now. If time allows, I may be able to play a CCN Waterloo game this summer as well. Stay tuned! The British coming up soon.