10mm Napoleonics

10mm Napoleonics

Winroths 10mm Napoleonics

I started this blog to show the progress of my project to create two big 10mm napoleonic armies, Brittish and French, and to create a modular gameing table.

After summer

SkaparePosted by Erik Winroth Mon, August 06, 2012 14:15:24
A picture from a battle yesterday. My youngest son put up a tough defence of the village.

Since last post I have only concluded a light Brittish infantry battalion.

Now I am painting some 28mm figures for 30-year war. Soon after that I will finnish this 10 mm project.

More pictures

SkaparePosted by Erik Winroth Sat, May 26, 2012 14:30:58

British infantry massing for assault.

French line outside the forest.

Close up on French light infantry.

French brigade preparing for an assault on British positions.

Close up of the picture above.

British line infantry assaulting French light infantry.

Scots grey charges over the top of the ridge.

My youngest general moving his troops out of the village.

British troops trying to force the French out of the forest.

On the working table

SkaparePosted by Erik Winroth Tue, May 22, 2012 09:51:14

Started painting a batalion of light British infantry yesterday, next in turn are a batalion of French guard, next is either 3 limber for each side or a French Carabinier squadron or two.

During the summer I hope to finnish all my 10mm in the bucket list along with painting my house, which is on an entirely different scale.

Autumn then? First of is two batalions of napoleonic Austrian infantry in 28mm. Then I will probably paint four squadrons of cavalry for the 30-year war, also in 28mm. Since painting 10mm have shown to be so fun, I will probably have a hard time not to put in a unit or two of 10mm inbetween the 28mm.

Battle

SkaparePosted by Erik Winroth Sun, May 20, 2012 00:03:46
My friend Lars and I took to the table an fought a battle to day.

It was more or less a meeting engagement, with one brigade each on the table and another to moving in from of board.

Lars took the French side, who in typical French manner swiftly marched forward and quickly brought the of board brigades onto the battle field.

The British, under my command, promptly brought the deployed brigade to block the French advance. The British brigades of board apparently took some time to enjoy there tee since the refused to advance in to the board.

The French are to the left and the British to the right.

Here the British has formed more or less a line from left to right. The British hussars are trying to out flack the French on the left side.

The French has also formed a line from hill to hill. In this picture you can se the French heavy cavalry at the top, hiding behind a hill.

The battle flowed quickly stayed more or less along this line for the entire battle.

The British, on it's left flank, quickly caused a French infantry brigade to break. But the French commander had another standing behind ready to advance an take its place and save the flank.

When a fresh French brigade quickly closed in and started shooting the British to pieces.

The British commander realizing that something drastic had to be done since he didn't have any reserves to bolster the left flank. Ordered the right flank to advance a try to ease the pressure on the left flank. He also ordered his cavalry to try to outflank the French on the left flank.

Here comes the British hussars, trying the outflanking. They was quickly put in place by French musket and cannon fire.

Here we see the Battlefield from the French side. To the far left you can see the British heavy cavalry riding around the small forest as they try to come in behind the French forces in a desperate attempt to save the day.

A nother picture from the French side. Here you can see the British right flank in a ordered retreat after it's advance had resulted in a destroyed battalion without being able to cause any casualties to the French.

Here we see the end of the Battle. The British heavy cavalry have charged the French lines from behind causing panic and the following retreat of the French forces. A badly mauled British force was saved from certain defeat with the least possible margin.

In this picture you can see how the British right flank has retreated behind the left flank trying to protect the way of retreat across the bridge.

Victorious British heavy cavalry who saved the day.

Retreating French forces. Napoleon wont look kindly upon the French commander who lost a battle so closely won.

A battle

SkaparePosted by Erik Winroth Thu, May 17, 2012 23:20:25

My nephew and I played a Black Powder battle today, using my game board for the first time. Sadly, I still having trouble taking good pictures. Only three are presentable.

The first showing a thing fight in one corner of the board. One British infantry brigade supported by cavalry are putting hard pressure on a French infantry brigade. Another French brigade have started moving on to the table along the road in a desperate attempt to save this flank.

This picture is actually taken earlier. At the top you can see the British brigade mentioned earlier, as they move to stop the french reinforcement coming along the road at the top.

This picture shows an enlargement of the lower left corner of the picture above as the British haste forward to secure the large bridge.

I will probably have another battle in two days, I shall try to get some more and better pictures then.

Recent progress

SkaparePosted by Erik Winroth Tue, May 15, 2012 14:55:18

Since the last post I have finnished my 7th game board piece. It's with a stright road crossing a river which is splitted into two streams by a small island and bridged by two small bridges.

I also have finnished another two french infantry battalions, six buildings and some fences.

On the working table are now another 3 buildings, walls and a large bridge along with the last game board piece which will have a straight road crossing a river over the large bridge.

Troops then?

Finnished

Brittish

6 Battalions Line infantry

1 Battalion Highlanders

1 Scots Grey Squadron

1 Hussar Squadron

4 Fot artillery batteries

1 Corps commander

5 Brigade commanders

French

8 Battalions Line infantry

1 Battalion Light infantry

1 Curassier Squadron

4 Fot artillery batteries

1 Corps commander

5 Brigade commanders

Bucket list

Brittish

6 Battalions Line infantry

1 Battalion Light infantry

2 Carabinier Dragoons

French

4 Battalions Line infantry

1 Battalion Old Guard

2 Carabinier Squadrons

1 Hussar Squadron

Gaming table

SkaparePosted by Erik Winroth Wed, May 02, 2012 19:17:34
I was free from work this Monday and Tuesday, so I decided to start on the gaming table.

The goal was 6 pieces, 50x50 cm (~20"x20"). Since I am playing Black Powder with 10mm figures, this corresponds roughly to a 8"x12" table with 28mm models.

Now I will make 8 pieces, the two that is not started yet are going to be a straight road with bridge crossing a straight river. One with a bigger bridge, the other one with a isle in the river and two smaller bridges.

Here comes some photos on the pieces that I have completed.

In this two pieces the river has yet to be painted, otherwise they are more or less completed.

Opponent

SkaparePosted by Erik Winroth Thu, April 12, 2012 23:13:23

My youngest opponent planning his orders.

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