|They came in the same old way...French columns and lines converge on Gemioncort.|
|Royal Artillery but they'll have to pass as Dutch I suppose.|
|French lights menace the front!|
|French Corps Commander moves the Brigades forward|
|French battery hurries into position to support the advance!|
|The British line marching to the rescue! Arriving at Quatre Bras|
|Another British column marching on a separate road (Command 8)|
|French Command Rating of 9 helps and the lead French elements are there in no time. Another Division is still stalled South of Gemioncourt.|
|The Dutch volleys aren't impressive...|
|The French crowd the gap and prepare to storm the Dutch positions|
|Meanwhile an entire Division sits unable to move.|
|And the for the British it's the same story. 3 Brigades standing on the road...|
So yes you're thinking that I vowed never to touch another scale miniature except for my beloved 15mm right? Well you're correct. But these guys look too good not to play with! So right now, in the backyard, there are 4 huge paint stirring sticks (the ones you use for a 5 gallon bucket) loaded with spray painted British and French infantry, Cavalry, lights, Generals (Ney, Wellington, Picton sound familiar?) cannon, the whole 9 yards waiting to be painted.
I'm really liking how a massed collection of 3 stands (30 figures) looks compared to my 15mm stands of 12 figures (Sparker called it a "corporal's guard" in one of his posts) and i tend to agree. Napoleonic wargaming is all about massed blocks of troops and sweeping maneuver.