Just putting together a force for chosen men rules plus will be part of the French army being created of eight battalions by Pete. So far I have a dragoon regiment a cannon nine pounder. A command unit, also just purchased line infantry and a regiment of cuirassers. The brilliant look of five hundred 28mm French army is something I can't wait to see.
Just picked up from Pete my copy of chosen men. Going through it. It looks exciting. I have gone a bit mad on some more stuff. Got a blister of engineers, a whole battalion of Swiss mercenaries and Pete has sold me a whole battalion of painted guard. I also have got a box of nine generals and officers including the monster Napoleon. Also a box of skirmishers. That makes three battalions and Pete has another nine. Wow my dream is now a reality.
I have been researching the engineers. I thought that was what they were just used for building and digging in. It seems they were used for distroying baracades fortifications and also used in melee with axes pick axes and shovels and were some of the strongest men in the army?
The Warlord engineers there is five in the blister. They are not dressed as Grenaders. Just wearing a long coat I have built them as one with a halberd two with pick axes, one with a shovel and one with an axe. There is another five rifles one that could be held upside down as a club and one other shovel.not much choice in the build as the hand position were attached to the tools and only fitted certain models. All primed up and ready to paint.
First run through of the rule set last night. 825 points each. Table looked great. Small forces of cavalry five in each square two small squads of foot dragoons young guard in column and a medium cannon. Found we were always leafing through the rules. Need to get all rules on one reference sheet for ease. However brilliant to see large figures for this era. Great fun for the painting.