For Vimiero the French need to have some dragoons, so I set about getting a regiment updated which was featured in my last post. Today I belatedly bring you the command figures, all painted originally by Richard Tennant with a little additional work by me.
|Divisional and brigade level commanders with their aide de camps.|
|General de Division Louis-Pierre Montbrun with a Colonel of Dragoons|
|Aide de Camp to General de Brigade Cavrois|
|General de Brigade Cavrois|
|Aide de Camp to General de Division Montbrun|
Up next: The legion du Midi.
|And the painting begins. Der Kriegspieler miniatures customized to more closely resemble the uniform worn by the Legion du Midi.|
While preparing the French Cavalry Command and Legion du Midi, I had the chance to meet with a small group of gaming buddies this Saturday and get in a couple of nice games of DBN (De Bellis Napoleonicis - a DBA variant).
|1806 Prussians vs the French|
|Note the splendid killing field in which the French cavalry are about to enter...|
|Prussian baggage train element|
|The octogenarians leading the Prussian army|
|Brave Carabiniers dashing into the mouth of the Prussian guns!|
|The French artillery tried in vain to position.|
|If only the French can reach the hill - they outnumber the Prussian cavalrymen 3-2.|
|Meanwhile Prussian jagers and light infantry fight to delay the deadly French Legere on the opposite flank from the cavalry attack.|
|The weight of the Prussian guns is too much for the French Dragoons, who flee the field.|
|The French heavies charge up the hill to confront Blucher's Red Hussars and the Von Beeren Kuirassiers, but they were to spent by the time they reached their foe.|
|This scene is actually from our second battle, which followed a more traditional firefight followed by an infantry attack.|
|The French infantry performed admirably, but on the flanks their forces were soundly defeated, leaving the infantry attack isolated and stalled.|
|Across the way was a beautiful 28mm ECW game.|