Monday, 7 May 2018

Preparations for Mont St. Jean and Quatre Bras

The Prince of Orange with his entourage ready for command at Quatre Bras


The next few weeks will see two games being played upstairs in the wargames room at home.


They both will General D'Armee Napoleonic games as they are certainly the rules of choice for my battles since their release.


They also will both be based within the 1815 campaign as the very clever Dave Brown prepares to release, through Reiswitz Publishing, a PDF of six battles of the Hundred Days.  How wonderful.


For both battles there will be a fair amount of both British and Allied troops, all of which I have already painted and based through my gaming with the excellent General De Brigade in the past.  However anyone who has played GdA knows that the use of ADC's and skirmishers is an important aspect of the rules. 


Belgian Flank companies in skirmisher bases

Another photo in far better morning light.  What a difference it makes.

Some Militia skirmishers

Another angle with another light source/


My Dutch-Belgian Brigade which will be that of Byljandt did not have any skirmishers at all so a quick order to Perry Miniatures and a few rushed licks of paint and they will now have some if required.


This Prince of Orange stand actually appears in Dave's General De Brigade volume - nice command set.


A view the French hope to see during the Quatre Bras re-fight


So the first will be Mont St. Jean hopefully commencing this weekend.



18 comments:

  1. Spectacular units, love the inspired Prince of Orange stand ...

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    1. Thankyou very much Phil. The skirmishers actually look much better in the flesh than in these quite average photos but the old a Prince looks fine in every light😉

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  2. Absolutely terrific Carlo, great painting and lovely stands. I will have to get painting for this release of the Cent Jours.

    John

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    1. Me too John - will be brilliant.

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  3. Nice command stand and skirmishers of course. Going to be a great looking game.

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    1. Thank you very much Anthony and always greatly appreciated.

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  4. All looking splendid, hope it goes well and I look forward to the battle report.
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Chris. I am always in awe of your blog and the 1815 refights you have on the go so if I can be 10% as good Ill be very pleased.

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  5. Awesome Carlo yet again an inspiration to those of us that cannot blog regularly

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  6. Lovely looking command stand and skirmishers!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain. They should certainly do the job.

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  7. Very impressive command stand. Very cinematic.

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    1. Thank you Stew - always looking to get the right mix of figures into any command stand can at times be a challenge.

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  8. Looking forward to seeing this Carlo

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  9. Gorgeous command stand for the Prince, Carlo. You did a very nice job on the skirmishers as well!

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  10. Thank you Peter very much for your always positive comments.

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