Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Direction for Gaming

Just a quick blog today, I am still working on the BYOB Bavarian battalion, I ordered flags from http://www.mts.net/~homenic1/vaubanner/vaubandex.html Vaubanner Graphics. Service and communication was great, I look forward to seeing the flags. I am going to order the flag pole tops from Triangle miniatures as they carry Front Rank here in the US. I will post pics as they progress, since the power outage I have not had much time to paint, however did manage a few 15mm old glory Cavenderian IR-3 Prinz Geoffrey which lead to an epiphany.

I have decided in order to expedite my gaming I am going to adopt the following and build up from there. Our enemy is Bizerrca and I only have Ottomans in 15mm therefore I am going to focus on painting up Cavenderians and Bizerrcans in 15mm. I have decided to play with Warfare in the Age of Reason rules as this is battalion level and will allow me to field smaller forces. However, I am a fan of the Napoleons battle basing, four figs, two ranks. I will start with 12 man battalions and 16 man Turkish mobs. This will allow me to actually play some games soon. Ultimately I would like each stand to represent a company, i.e. 5 stands of fusilier and one stand of grenadier per battalion. That way I could take two grenadier stand from two regiments and form a grenadier battalion of four stands, which would be close to the size of the 5 stand fusilier battalions. The ottomans will grow over time as well to approximately 8 - 9 stands per unit.

I hope to have some pictures up soon. I will try and get some of the Anatolian sekhans painted up this weekend and some based 15mm pics up. One last note, I may be converting the two royal Infantry regiments IR-1 and IR-3 to Austrian Hungarian style infantry as I have decided that Cavenderia will host more irregular looking troops.

9 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

I fully agree with double-ranked troops. To my eye, if there is only one rank of foot, they are skirmishers. I cannot accept a single rank of foot as a battalion.


-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Promising program!
I agree, close order infantry in a single rank simply doesn't look 'right'.
Looking forward to discover IR1 and IR3 in their 'exotic' appearance.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis

Der Alte Fritz said...

I used to play Age of Reason with 24 figure battalions etc. I merely doubled the size of everything as suggested in the rules. I looked much better and played just the same as with the 12 man units.

Capt Bill said...

You are on the right track can't wait to see your units...Bill

Ed Youngstrom said...

And the NB-size stands can also be used for Bill Gray's "Age of Honour" SYW variant of Fire & Fury, if you want to try something different.

http://ageofeagles.com/documents/LAFAOH.pdf

Ed

littlejohn said...

double rank all the way! and triple if you can afford it!...


--Dave

Fitz-Badger said...

Sounds like a great plan to get battles going on the tabletop sooner!

A J said...

I'm with Jeff, I don't really cotton to using 12 figures in single rank as a battalion. The WITAR rules have a nice section of siege rules.

Herzog Ignaz said...

OOH! A siege! A siege!

Capital idea, I say!

If only the Bizerccans could consumate an arrangement with some foreign power to sell them armaments adequate to such an undertaking...