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Author Topic: Edit: CSG scenario for the Peninsular. Battle Report  (Read 567 times)

Offline olicana

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Edit: CSG scenario for the Peninsular. Battle Report
« on: June 27, 2022, 03:05:49 PM »
A couple of weeks ago, whilst on a LOGW weekend bash, Charles Grant reminded me of a series of articles he did, years and years ago, called Table-top Teasers. Needing a quick fix for inspiration I dusted off an old file and found a real peach from 1978.

I've revamped it for a game here on Wednesday. The link to my blog post detailing it is here:

http://olicanalad.blogspot.com/2022/06/advance-guard-action-revamped-charles-s.html

The Terrain:


The French forces (go to blog for British pics):


...and some possible reserves:


I think this might be fun. The scenario is nothing spectacularly new but, it's very neat.

« Last Edit: July 04, 2022, 10:04:12 AM by olicana »

Offline George1863

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2022, 05:36:40 PM »
A great game, from the look of it. Thanks for posting. Thanks also for the detailed orbats. It's always interesting to see how other folk know when to stop painting one thing and start in on another.

Offline olicana

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2022, 06:25:47 PM »
Indeed, IMHO, you do need to know when to stop collecting one thing (if it's not the only thing you want to do).

This is the complete Anglo-Portuguese (The French is very similar and done; the Spanish is about two thirds the size but mostly unpainted).The original project criteria were combination of what I can fit on a 15 x 6 and some room for unit variation. Finding the footprint didn't quite fill the pre-allocated shelf space, I did add about four more units as a second thought.



Totals: Men 1040; Horses 145; Guns 8; Limbers 4; Ammunition carts 2.

Close ups for quality of painting:





« Last Edit: June 27, 2022, 06:35:05 PM by olicana »

Offline olicana

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2022, 06:31:18 PM »
Here is the French army, less three units since done but unphotographed.



Totals now:
838 foot figures, 141 mounted figures, 8 guns, 4 limbers (inc. 1 caisson), 8 riderless horses
TOTAL PIECES: 999

Close ups for quality of painting:







« Last Edit: June 27, 2022, 06:41:11 PM by olicana »

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2022, 07:33:02 PM »
Gorgeous! Magnificent looking troops!
Hoc quoque transibit
Sanguinem sistit semper

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2022, 12:14:20 AM »
Yep! Truly amazing!  o_o

That photo of your French commanders is a beauty!  :-*

Offline Kikuchiyo

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2022, 07:04:27 AM »
really very nice

Offline olicana

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2022, 07:47:02 AM »
Thanks.

Including the two Corps commanders, there are 11 command stands for the French, plus an officer of engineers (for scenarios). This is the only picture I can find of a Corps commander (must take some more) just before being based up properly. I wanted one who was 'nameless' so I took a Davout figure and gave him a quiff! Or, is it just Davout wearing a wig?


Offline forrester

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2022, 08:29:10 PM »
A hugely impressive collection!

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2022, 12:46:24 AM »
BTW... do you have sword duels to settle disputes over the rules?  :D

Offline olicana

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Re: CSG scenario for the Peninsular
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2022, 07:32:36 AM »
I'm very careful about who I let stand on that side of the table  >:( >:( >:(

Offline olicana

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Offline olicana

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Re: Edit: CSG scenario for the Peninsular. Battle Report
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2022, 11:10:48 AM »
I said in the battle report I'd redo the scenario and here it is:

http://olicanalad.blogspot.com/2022/07/advance-guard-action-version-2.html

Report to follow.

 

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