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Saturday, 5 March 2011

6mm Napoleonics - An 1813 Campaign 'Empire V' project.

So it has admittedly been a few months since my last post. This is mainly lethargy on my part, although I have been checking back here regularly in order to keep the blog alive. In the meantime I have been working my way steadily through my latest project, namely my little 6mm Adler chums in pursuit of an 1813 Campaign OB. Having many books, and much of the actual documentation from the time knocking about, I haven't been short of information!

So here are some photos of my progress. I have been basing these with Empire V in mind, with the 15mm basing scales that are given in the rules mounting a roughly converted ratio of 6mm figures. So in lieu of 2 x 15mm castings on a bases 20mm by 13mm, I've got 6 x 6mm infantrymen instead for example. The ratios aren't hard and fast, they just happened to work out neatly in a way that conveniently filled out the available space for the 15mm measurements. 3:1 approximately for the infantry, 4:1 for the cavalry. Where there are odd numbers I always add one more figure. Anyway, enough from me!

These first two shots are of the 25th (Saxon) Division, of Reynier's VII Corps. Not shown are the two 6-gun batteries, which are just out of shot, one either side of the division. The 2nd Light Infantry Regiment and the Combined Grenadiers are leading the 1st Brigade, with 2/du Roi and 1/de Niesmenchel behind. 2nd Brigade made up of the 1,2/de Low and 1,2/d'Antoine. Reynier is at the rear left, and GdD de Sahr in the near corner.

The next is of the 24th (Saxon) Division, same Corps sans the 1st Light Infantry Regiment and the artillery, which are being done at the moment. 1/Maximilien, 2/de Rechten, and the Saxon Lieb-Garde. (In bearskins. Don't start). Behind, the Combined Grenadiers, 1,2/de Frederic, 1,2/de Steindel. Some stand in Saxon Chasseurs in the foreground.

The in the works Saxon cavalry next. VII Corps Cavalry was comprised the Saxon Hussars (8 Squadrons!) and Saxon Light Lancers. So the Hussars need double the number of bases seen here, erk! The Saxon Heavy Cavalry nearby was part of Latour-Maubourg's I Reserve Cavalry Corps, 3rd Heavy Cavalry Division, 3rd Brigade. GdB Lessing can be seen ahead of the Garde du Corps (less two bases), and the full Saxon von Zastrow Cuirassier Regiment.

A slightly closer look at the heavies. The massed effect on the 15mm bases works very nicely to my taste. The rest of the Garde du Corps are on their way.

Next post - Prussians.