The Napoleonic Mystique

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The Napoleonic Mystique

Postby Whiterook » Mon May 02, 2016 8:07 pm

There's something about Napoleonic warfare thaat just gets my heart pumping! Perhaps it owes some to thee uniforms and weaponry to a degree, which are fabulous; but also the sheer scale of most miniatures battles is just jaw-dropping.

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I have to be honest, in that though I greatly admire this facet of miniatures Wargaming, I am not tempted to jump into owning my own forces and all that comes with it :lol: The painting alone is an undertaking that makes my head spin!

But never say never :D
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Re: The Napoleonic Mystique

Postby Frizzenspark » Mon May 02, 2016 8:16 pm

There are some rules that use a limited amount of miniatures; still probably enough to still force your head to spin.

I have seen games that used old "Risk" miiatures.
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Re: The Napoleonic Mystique

Postby Whiterook » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:17 am

Frizzenspark wrote:There are some rules that use a limited amount of miniatures; still probably enough to still force your head to spin.

I have seen games that used old "Risk" miiatures.


Yeah, I forgot about that! .....one of the anniversary sets had the metal figures., which I snagged up back when. I am a RISK-junkie :shock:
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Re: The Napoleonic Mystique

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:40 am

"La Petite Armee" was a set that has been suggested to me, it is apparently as rare as hen's teeth to find. I was told about it many years ago.

Avalon Hill had Napoleon's Battles... a quick search showed a copy available for eighteen bucks.

Osprey released "Field of Glory: Napoleonic" which you might consider.
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Re: The Napoleonic Mystique

Postby Frank » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:29 pm

Warlords Black Powder is a game that has a lot of love at our club


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It can be used for a wide range of periods and wars.
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Re: The Napoleonic Mystique

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:33 pm

Frank wrote:Warlords Black Powder is a game that has a lot of love at our club


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Basically Bolt Action - Napoleonic... ;)
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