Friday, 26 September 2008

Rupert's Napoleonic blog

After playing many different Napoleonic wargame rules over the years (WRG 1685-1845, Grandmanner, Principles of War etc) I am pleased to say I've finally settled (I'm sure I say that every time) on some rules - General De Brigade. Having played these a few times with the group it looks like we are all happy with the rules. Over the next few months I shall use this section to post pics and updates on my (attempted) re-creation of the Saxon 'army' August 1813.
But for now here are details of next weeks game. It is a vague point based post mid 1813 'fictionalish' encounter game of Saxon with Austrian (imagine they didn't change sides post Russia) allies vrs Prussia with GB allies (imagine they sent more than a rocket crew).
I shall be fielding: (won't mention the quality just yet as I would like to surprise the Prussians ;-)
Saxon 'Division'. (July 1813)
C in C Edler von Lecoq
1st Inf Brigade.
GdB: von Brausse
Lieb Grendier Garde (32)
Prinz Maximilian 1st battalion (32)
Von Rechten 2nd battalion (32)
1st light battalion (von Lecoq) (30)
Jager Corps (6)
Attached divisional foot battery (line) 4 x 6pdrs

Heavy Cavalry Brigade (hypothetical - reformed to 1812 pre Russia formation)
GdB: Baron von Thielmann (imagine he didn't defect to Russia !)
Leib K├╝rassiere Garde* (2sqds - 16men)
Prinz Albrecht Chevauzlegers (4 sqds - 24 men)
2nd horse battery 2x 6pdrs

* Includes remnants of Zastrow's Kurassiere

And the Austrians (Ian) are fielding:
Hesse Homberg's (partly depleted) Brigade:
Infantry Regiment Nr.2 (2x48 figure Btns)
Hungarian Grenadier Batt.(36 figures)
Foot Arty. 4x6lb guns

Schmelzer's (much depleted) Brigade:
Dragoon Regiment Nr.1 (12 figures)
Chevauleger Regiment Nr.3 (12 figures)

1 comment:

Ian Whte said...

I figured this might be the easiest way of adding in the Austrian element (under the Lecoq's Divisional command).

Hesse Homberg's (partly depleted) Brigade:
Infantry Regiment Nr.2 (2x48 figure Btns)
Hungarian Grenadier Batt.(36 figures)
Foot Arty. 4x6lb guns

Schmelzer's (much depleted) Brigade:
Dragoon Regiment Nr.1 (12 figures)
Chevauleger Regiment Nr.3 (12 figures)

Cheers. Ian FW