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1 Napoleonic skirmish games on Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:06 pm

This is probably one for Kieron...

If we were to finally start doing something for the war of 1812 (which would involve me using peninsular war models and pretending they are other regiments I would guess), how many models do I need to have painted? I think we were talking about Muskets and Tomahawks but I've no idea what I need for that...

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2 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:45 am

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Paint up a dozen line infantry and an officer and you'll be good to go. You really need more than one unit for M&T from what I remember.

Obviously, I'd need to paint something too as my Brunswickers aren't based for skirmish games. I'll see what I can do over Christmas.

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3 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:08 pm

Thing is... I'm planning on basing stuff for Black Powder first, and using the skirmish based bits for M&T as a happy accident.

I'm planning to start with standard sized units as per the BP rulebook, which would be 24 models per unit. Since Napoleonic units can do mixed formation, I need a third of each unit to be on skirmish bases, so that's 8 models.

Can I get away with using 4 men on a single base in M&T? Or can 8 men be a unit? I guess I could get a 95th officer, to have an officer that belongs on a skirmish base.

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4 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:37 am

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M&T is skirmish based because it's single figure activation. So that might not be a goer. We can use Necromunda for a small numbers of skirmishers in the interim.

Leave a handful of your line infantry on single bases for when your unit is in mixed formation.

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5 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:48 am

How many men is a unit in m&t? If it can be 8, I could do 8 highlanders as well...

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6 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:28 am

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I think it can. I'll check.

There's still the minor issue that I've done nothing yet.

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7 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:49 pm

Well to be fair it'll probably take me a while to get to that many models as well, but I was planning to get to 8 normal infantry on skirmish bases anyway.

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8 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:54 am

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Two units of 8 and an officer should work for M&T.

I could always use my injuns which are based and undercoated.

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9 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:58 am

Ok, that I think I can do without too much trouble. Does it need to be an officer on foot?

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10 Re: Napoleonic skirmish games on Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:08 am

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I don't think so, but I'll check.

I might try to get the injuns painted as they should be fairly simply if I do them without war paint or patterned clothing initially.

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