Front Rank Highlanders, painted by Leroy Simpson, hold a town section.
A heavy cavalry brigade arrives on the flank of a french line brigade.
British Elite Miniatures Royal Horse Artillery pound the French as they advance forward.
Front Rank Spanish infantry guard the allied flank.
British Command stand, painted by Leroy Simpson (all figures are Elite Miniatures)
Casualty markers, used to designate the number of unsaved hits on a stand.
After paying for your troops you can then decide on which type of commander who will have to lead your army, this will depend on the nationality of the forces used. Next you picked a nationality trait for the army, which for the British might be that it is a professional army. This will allow then to have a greater chance of scoring a hit when rolling during the shooting phase. There is also design for reserve forces, which depending on how many troops you have on the board must be placed off the table until rolled for. Flank marches can also be used by any Army, remembering that this is just a small battle between small forces and not part of a great battle.
Elite Miniatures Brunswick Leib Battalion.
The French reserve cavalry brigade moves past the supporting artillery.
We played three small battles over the weekend. On the first day were games consisting of the five hundred points and on the second day we played a bigger game, increasing the total points to 1200. Everyone who played, John Williams, Brian Buskell, Jeff Smith and Myself, enjoyed the games immensely. There was no arguments, no indecision's on the play of the rules and lastly there was laughter throughout all games. Finally I think Andrew has designed a great set of rules for the period and when they come publicly available they should definitely be added to your collection of rules to try out.