Copyright © 2021, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Friday, 27 November 2020

Somewhere in Belgium 1815

 Back in May I started, albeit on a whim, painting Napoleonic forces for the 1815 Hundred Days campaign. Five months later I finally felt that I had enough done to throw on the table.

I was able to field three Brigades comprising eleven units a side for a small solo game of General d'Armee.

The French forces were 6 battalions of line, 1 regiment of Hussars, one regiment of Chevaux Legere lanciers, two regiments of Chasseurs a Cheval and a battery of guns.

Opposing them were an Anglo-allied force of four battalions of British foot, two battalions of KGL foot, a battalion of KGL rifles, a battalion of Hanoverian Landwehr, two regiments of Light Dragoons and a battery of guns.


The report follows below in annotated images.













Both sides suffered very badly from poor ADC rolls (both sides had at least two turns each with no ADCs) and brigades going Hesitant at the most inopportune times even when Brigade ADC's were assigned!

I'm calling a winning draw to the Allies, both forces were badly beaten up but as the French had just about run out of infantry and their artillery was very close to dispersal.

It was a fun game, and the rules work well for solo play, but I think that both sides need more units. The French certainly need more infantry and the Anglo-allies more cavalry for a start.

18 comments:

  1. Fine battle report, Paul! The embedded descriptions make following the action easy. Lovely troops!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan.
      Your recent reports were the inspiration.

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  2. Great report and nice to see the troops on the table

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  3. Great pictures and fantastic looking game Paul!

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  4. Splendid Paul...
    Getting your toys on the table... that’s what it’s all about.

    All the best. Aly

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  5. Nice to see your splendid troops in full battle array.

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  6. Lovely looking battle, nice to see after your steady build up,do you still have Napoleonics in the UK to add to this?
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain,
      There are about twice as many French in storage in the UK so although I plan to add a few more French units so that I can game without the reunited contingents I will concentrate more on the Anglo-allied side.
      Plans are two more battalions of foot and a battery of guns will see the French done for now (never say never though) and the Anglo-allies will continue to grow, hopefully up to about 30-40 units.

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  7. Nice work seen to wonderful fruition, Scrivs. Great looking troops in a grand battle.

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    1. Thanks Dean, here's on to bigger and better next time.

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  8. Fantastic looking game Steve. I love the shot of the artillery firing through the hedges.

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