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Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Sunday 13 September 2015
And the re basing goes on, and on.............
Well I am still beavering away re basing my 6mm Napoleonic armies, well actually the French army for the Blucher rules. Unfortunately it has stopped my painting in its tracks, which has been a tad frustrating, however I am determined to at least finish my French.
The first couple of images are of the Imperial Garde. Well actually elements of the Garde of 1812. These are units of the Young and Middle Garde, and also the vaunted Vistula Legion which was attached throughout the campaign.
These chaps are the 2nd Corps in 1809, led by Lannes, and after Aspern Essling by Oudinot. Lannes is one of my favourite Marshals, and it was very unfortunate for Napoleon that he was killed in 1809, as I think if he had survived until 1815, he would have had a great impact upon the campaign.
The images below are of Massena's 4th Corps in 1809, which was a bit of a hodge podge of units. The best being the Baden contingent and the Hesse Darmstadt units, both of which I have represented.
The Baden units.
The Hesse Darmstadt Lieb Garde.
I have also managed to re base the old Garde cavalry with Bessieres in command.
All of my commanders are bigger 6mm figures, ie Adler, just to make them stand out more.
Some eagle person may notice that I have attached the Tartars of the Garde to the brigade of the Chasseurs.I know they didnt hang around too long, but I thought it was a nice addition.
And then we have the first of four cavalry corps, circa 1812. This is the First, led by Nansouty. This packs quite a punch. [I hope] The second corps which is nearly re based contains the Carabineers brigade, in the beautiful white uniform.
I am looking forward? to rebasing the 11th Corps which has some serious dross in the corps, including the Penal regiments, and the Neapolitans, for which I have a soft spot for some reason.