- 23/07/2017 at 14:44 #68214
Using Field of Battle (2nd ed) rules by Brent Oman, 25/28 mm figures. 8 players, 4 hours, and a lot of fun!
Peter23/07/2017 at 15:54 #68218
Nice one! I’ve been painting Insurrection Hussars like a man possessed just lately, so will be playing Raab myself in a few weeks. 🙂
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/23/07/2017 at 19:39 #68226
The Insurrectio Hussars! That takes real dedication to paint them, as this is pretty much their only battle. I thought I was being bold by painting up some old surplus Minifigs German infantry in the striking blue insurrectio uniform. That was a year ornso before the Perrys came out with dedicated figures for the Insurrectio infantry.
Have fun with your game!
Peter23/07/2017 at 20:21 #68228
Ah, well there is method in my madness… Two Insurrection Hussar regiments (Neutra and Primatial) were present at Aspern-Essling and Wagram, so I wanted them for those battles in any case. I must admit however, that the parts of other Insurrection Hussar regiments will be played by regular Austrian hussar regiments in this feature… 😉
I play in 15mm and used to work on the AB Figures’ tradestand at shows, so acquired some AB Figures Insurrection infantry MANY years ago, simply because I liked the models and the striking uniforms. I finally painted them up last year – they’re pictured here on the forum somewhere. My insurrection hussars are on the recent ‘Some Newly-Painted Wellingtonics’ thread. 🙂
Raab has been on my ‘to do’ list for a very long time, but I’ve held off until now due to a lack of Austrian/Insurrection hussars in my collection. It looks like a very interesting battle – the French certainly have the numbers and the qualitative edge, but the Austrian position could be a tough nut to crack. I’m looking forward to it.
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/23/07/2017 at 23:30 #68238
Excellent; two uses for them, then. I used regular Austrian Hussars to fill in for the Insurectio as well, but still didn’t have quite enough!
Raab usually makes a good game with almost any rules set. What rules will you be using?24/07/2017 at 02:04 #68240
Napoleon’s Battles for me, so roughly 1:100 ratio and one unit per brigade or large regiment. I don’t therefore need quite as many troops as most people, but that’s still six units of hussars. I only had two hussar regiments painted, so have recently painted another four (including the two Insurrection regiments), plus the French 5th Hussars. I don’t want to see any more hussar braid for a while… 🙁
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/24/07/2017 at 02:17 #68242
“I don’t want to see any more Hussar Braid for a while”
LOL, been there, done that, felt the same way!
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