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Honest brutal take down of the movie
Napoleonic Quarterly podcast has a good group therapy episode on the movie
It is worthy to see it, the early Napoleonic age starting was good, certainly if you know not much it won’t bother you to know certain scenes are totally fabricated.
I am as positive as can get only the Guard at Borodino was up to full strength, and seems afterwards units got some new levies but the winter whittled them right down again. By spring many Regiments were down to 1 battalion.
Not all my units have exactly the same figures
Let the Thunder of Victory Rumble
Without a reference to post, I am positive Cossacks drank alcohol and bet like fish in water.08/11/2023 at 22:05 in reply to: From 1975 to Here: Hinchliffe ‘25’mm Resurrections -The Allies #192401
Nice to see refurbishment, have tossed whole units in the paint stripper.
I have your #8th Silesians as the #3, there seems to be some controversy about them.
I only get to play with 28s at conventions but they are nice figures
WWhile they were out thought they might as well have a intermural battle, the Bavarians joined the Russian side and Allies picked up other homeless units.
Senerio was the Bavarians were camped near the Baltic coast, 4 ships loaded with supplies came in with severe storm damage ( should fix them back up to their 40 year ago age). Wallmoden had to destroy the ships.
While the possibility of Wallmoden’s British rocket batter to fire them, turned out Kielmansegge Feldjaegers got the privilege.
Been seeing neat figures for Wars of Oz and can’t wait to at Fall In in a couple of weeks. Best explanation of the rules and sounds interesting.
What a great lecture
On Spotify but can be on other venues is Napoleonic Quarterly, every month covers a quarter of a year, it’s up to 1799 but you can catch up on past episodes.
Of these, many have yet to “See the Elephant ” , mostly cavalry being last finished. But favorite for some bizarre reason is the Anhalt Dessau battalion. They held for a good while in my day 2 Gettysburg game defending the approach to Devils Den.
- The force is together for first and probably only time, my Russian German forces are on my Russian side.
The order is missing 1 R-G infantry battalion having only 6 of 7. And my KGL Hussars are the 1st not the 3rd. But all the other little units are present. Cossacks are another missing group, around 5 regiments. I certainly could cover that but not with dedicated units.
These and still a few odd units are usually put together in my battles as a corp. Nice little army.
I read way to much, so finding references would be difficult.
Know the Prussian Dragoons saved a day somewhere, Lithuanian I am thinking.
The French Dragoons did use carbines on a Russian cavalry, think Dragoons also but it was in snow I think slowing the charge.
And have been looking into but only know before Borodino the Ingermanland Dragoons did a foolhardy charge and lost lots of troopers so by Borodino were taken out of the line and given police duty which I have only a couple squadrons and use them for headquarters protection.
Empire III has a cavalry firing at 3 levels lower than their moral level. Not sure all these years killed 12 figures, I don’t do it to often, more return fire than instigate it.
My latest project in 15-18mm is the best answer, the British Union Brigade destroyed 5 French infantry Brigade at Waterloo.
Been reading lots of Russian accounts lately so can’t recall exactly where that Cossacks beat regular French cavalry in small battles usually by deception and traps.
As often do in reading, found Russian Artillery in time of Napoleonic Wars, then keep trying to find anything mention in article.
Always looking for goal of drawings or photographs of guns and vehicles.
By my reading, officers are by division ( artillery, Cavalry or Infantry so expect many of artillery are trained as such, though not all I am not sure.
According to Alexander Mikaberidze’s oob the 1st Western Army had 82,400 men and 438 guns, in Empire rules a gun is 1 artilleryman figure, so this should be 1,373 figures including 438 artilleryman which needs to be prorated back to the 1=60.
In his numbers as I understand it, Cossacks are included, Militia are not. Also seems to be missing the 3rd Reserve Cavalry Corps numbers but at least whatever is left should be theirs.
Having all in theory tells me what the 1st Western Army had at Borodino.
The III corp was weakest
3rd corp 10,800 men have 17,260
(Gren 141 figures
3rd Div 142 figures + 17 Militia( not counted), +280 artilleryman
VCorp seems to be as good as it gets due to being at full strength
V corp. 17,250 men have 17,152 counting in artilleryman
(Gd div 209 + 800 artilleryman
Gd cav 60) +212 artilleryman
Either way, not doing a historical battle, wonder if those who are get this close, just Units I toss into battles with if I want already made up oob.
And my Cossacks
All in all Cossacks have 2 substitutions, my Tatar Uhlans are filling in for 2 Tatar Cossack regiments, but as said my Cossacks are well over numbers even discounting those 2.
My infantry and artillery are correct, one of my oldest cavalry regiments, Seversk Chasseur are filling in for the Irkutsk Dragoons
But that’s about it, oh other than 2 regiments of Cuirassiers are actually Prussians and were useless there, did best conversion I could making great coats from their kollets
1st Reserve Cavalry
2nd &3rd Reserve Cavalry
Probably my last Prussian vehicle. Got down last two cattle with nothing on them so they were the last to be used and wasn’t sure what to do with them. So thought could I make a yoke for them, and could I make real ox bow for it. Used aluminum wire for the ox bow, drilled out the yoke, locked their heads in and this is the result. The hay is hemp rope, cut finely and built up in layers with white glue, the clear coating I hope holds the top layers.
Have another wagon but it will be a civilian or British but the hay cam out well so will do that,
That’s a hefty amount of lead, I only have 15s but do enjoy the big boys at conventions
Fantastic report and pictures
Good looking game
Maybe first drawing of Cossack Tatars I have seen. I don’t have but a few substitutions in units but the 2 Tatar Regiment are sadly my Tatar Uhlans having no use for them so they got drafted as replacements.
Dave Hollins shows up on at least 1 so far Napoleonic Quarterly podcast. He popped in elsewhere that’s how I found them. Have listened to half of them so far.
That is some fantastic brush work, if only my 15s were that good
I am ever so slowly getting through the books by used books or ebooks. Saw the series long ago forgotten most of the plots even if they are not close. I long ago did make up a battalion of the 95th in 15mm though no real use to have done so. ( they get into games with my other British and their allies)
You have done a fantastic job with the figures.
Now to work on Making a Grenadier mitre
Just finished Russian Campaign of 1812 : Memoirs of a Russian Artilleryman by Alexander Mikaberidze & Peter Phillips
Good personal daily account what a young officer saw and did
Looking for opinions and if not objections will glue it up.
Decided to try all metal thinking a Colonel might have all silver
As only playing 2 sets of Napoleonic rules, come to think of it no other kind in years, Empire has levels and rules for nationalities and the Russians got the short end but if they didn’t their artillery would be hard to beat. All in all like the effects of Empire’s artilly to casualties.
On other hand Carnage and Glory seems often weak, last game did better but still haven’t seen a unit beat it out of there just from artillery.
Shame battle didn’t go the Prussians way
( I only have Prussians, Russians, British/ allies and Bavarians)
28s are awesome figures, I marvel at them at every convention and enjoy playing with the big boys there as I have 15s, a massive collection started in Old School with small basing at that ( Empire) to bother with flocking.
Finished two wire wagons picked up at Historicon, have two more to do.
Some time had idea I wanted oxen teams, it was quite a run around, even getting 50 6mm (or thereabouts) I can’t use. Viking Forge has very nice 15mm oxen but think I am almost done with them as have 4 left for other two wagons.
I still play Empire III, will get VII if it ever comes out.
played many Carnage and Glory now at conventions.
My first troika team, and the high center horse collar is a common usage, came with that. The latest miniatures are from Viking Forge and same caisson but without high collar so have to make it. The caisson could be pulled by 2 horses but where is the fun in that?
Troika are the 3 horse team used in Russia even today. The ones I have are light caisson neat thing is they are quite fast in real life use, the Left horse’s head tilts left, the right side tilts right to keep balance.
I love Russian Troikas, have 2 more but missing figures
<p style=”text-align: right;”>From Alexander Mikaberidze’s Borodino OOB</p>
Opolchenye Forces ( https://www.napoleon-series.org/military-info/battles/Borodino/Mikaberidze/OrdersofBattle/c_MikaberidzeOOB1.html)
Total of 21,694 men (excluding officers)
LG Irakly Morkov
1st JR (4 battalions, armed with muskets): Privy Counselor Nikolay Demidov (chef); Colonel Alexander Argamakov I (commander)
4th Dismounted Cossack Regiment (4 battalions, armed with pikes): MG Nikolay Obreskov (chef); Colonel Grigori Kozlov-Ugrenin (commander)
6th Dismounted Cossack Regiment (4 battalions, armed with pikes): MG Peter Lopukhin (chef); Colonel Chelishev of the 8th Dismounted Cossack Regiment (commander)
7th Dismounted Cossack Regiment (4 battalions, armed with pikes): MG Nikolay Arsenyev (chef); Colonel Vasily Savelov (commander)
3rd Division: MG Fedor Talyzin I
2nd JR (4 battalions, armed with muskets): MG Alexander Talyzin II (chef); Lt.Col. Gryazev (commander)
3rd JR (4 battalions, armed with muskets): MG Fedor Talyzin I (chef); Colonel Beketov (commander).
1st Dismounted Cossack Regiment (4 battalions, armed with muskets): Kamer-junker Nikolay Gagarin (chef); Lt.Col. Alexander Svechin II (commander)
3rd Dismounted Cossack Regiment (4 battalions, armed with pikes): MG Mikhail Svechin I (chef); Lt.Col. Vashkov (commander).
That’s what I have and if nothing else adds to the clutter
Excellent podcasts from Napoleonic Quarterly, heard 5 of them already this weekend.