I know, I know. We finished Davout's III Corps in September, right? Well, with the big decision arrived at a few weeks ago, I'm decisively engaged with the massive 10mm Napoleonic rebasing effort. All of my 10mm Napoleonic French have been taken off of the large unit bases and are being instead rebased on 30mm square bases to enable them to play in other battles and with rules other than Commands and Colors Napoleonics.
Reading last week's post, I briefly showed some snapshots of the entire French force unbased. I'm happy to report at the moment that the III French Corps is complete. I'm starting Augereau's VII Corps next but figured I'd show off progress so far. We're making slow progress, but it's progress none-the-less!
|The entire Corps with universal basing complete. Flock and all.
|The picture doesn't do it justice, but I love the foot officer (actually from the artillery crew bag) and the mounted officer (pendraken commander) mixed in with the bases. Davout looks on approvingly behind.
|THe spectacles look like sunglasses. I can't imagine a more deserving officer to be depicted with sunglasses in the French Army than the Iron Marshall himself.
I am planning a series of posts with planning considerations for Eylau, including terrain, rules, and test play-runs (sans Russians!)
THe workbench has cleared out of at least 1 Corps now, with 2 others behind them.
|Augereau's Corps with the sickly Augereau in front!
|Soult's Corps to the right of them!
|Bessieres, Napoleon and a Guard Artillery Howitzer Battery. Those crew were kit bashed with super glue exacto knives and a ton of patience!
Augereau's Corps is next. Really looking forward to a game with these guys!