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Offline UbiqueMatt

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Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« on: May 23, 2014, 02:15:00 PM »
Big battalions and little fellas. This are the first recruits for my Imperial French army. Figures are 6mm from Baccus obviously from their Franco-Prussian War range. All I have to do now is paint up some opposition for them (might take a while tbh).







Matt

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 02:27:25 PM »
Look fantastic have been wondering about starting Franco-Prussian gaming any suggestions on rules?

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 11:24:34 PM »
Beautiful.
A bit to small for my eyes to be able to handle.
Well, that should stop Rocket Morton from getting all the girls.

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Offline von Lucky

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Re: Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 08:13:17 AM »
Nice painting. All those moustaches are cute, but I imagine when painting them the thrill would quickly wear off.
- Karsten

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Offline UbiqueMatt

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Re: Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 12:14:26 PM »
Look fantastic have been wondering about starting Franco-Prussian gaming any suggestions on rules?

I was thinking to using Black Powder as the ranges then would probably be more realistic (if that makes sense) and cavalry for events such as Von Bredow's Death Ride.

Offline UbiqueMatt

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Re: Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 12:16:03 PM »
@von Lucky - yes very quickly. In the future I'll probably stick with just the front rank and even then every other figure.

Offline julesav

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Re: Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 05:27:30 PM »
Lovely stuff!
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Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 12:26:31 PM »
Look fantastic have been wondering about starting Franco-Prussian gaming any suggestions on rules?

Our group chose Bloody Big Battles, a set of grand tactical rules.The entire battle of Gravelotte-St. Privat fits on a 6 X 4 table. Basic units are either brigades or divisions. The rules include 7 or 8 battle scenarios and the group.io files contain a lot more.

An account of our campaign can be found here https://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/2017/03/la-guerre-est-finie.html
And the glorious general led the advance
With a glorious swish of his sword and his lance
And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


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Offline ChrisBBB

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Re: Imperial French, Franco-Prussian War
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2020, 08:23:40 AM »
Vincent, thanks for mentioning 'Bloody Big BATTLES!' (BBB).

Golgotha, UbiqueMatt: if you want to learn more about BBB, there are nearly 900 members on the BBB group and tons of resources (scenarios, player aids etc) here:
https://groups.io/g/bloodybigbattles
My BBBBlog:
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.com/
And a BBB Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/952133704806728/

Chris

 

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