I've been speaking to Kent and he prefers the Front Rank metals to paint to the Perry plastics as the detail is easier to pick out but at the price of the plastics, it was hard ot turn it down. I'll be rounding out the force with some Perry metal commands and artillery. So for Conquest I need to paint:
8x battalions of French infantry (+ 16x skirmishers)
4x regiments of dragoons (32 figs- only 8 figures per regiment- or 2 1/2 boxes worth)
4x line artillery (3x med cannon + 1x howitzer)
4x horse artillery (as above for the infantry).
For the comp we intend to have 3 commands (each of 1x core infantry divison and 1x support bigade).
The French will be:
- Infantry division (8x battalions) + Cuirassiers
- Infantry division (8x battalions) + Dragoons
- Infantry division (6 or 8 battalions) + a brigade of Young Guard
Poochie is responsible for painting the Young Guard, Nick can supply some of the French, Kent and I will have the rest.We are toying with the idea of an L shaped table. The idea being two Frnch commands attack the British on the main (8x6 table) while the third command holds off the Prussin flanking force on the L shaped table. If the Prussians are able to defeat the holding force then they can arrive on the flank to potentially save the day for the British. We should probably play test it but I'm not sure if we will have the opportunity to since Nick is in Wellington, Poochie in Christchurch and Kent and I are in Timaru. Maybe we could get Poochie down for a game together with a 4th volunteer in the next few weeks to test it out in concept.