Already posted to the Facebook 2mm and Blucher pages. These models are great; that two-part base system is really creative. And the Borodino project is going to be awesome; one of the classic subjects. I've always wanted to do that battle and I've never quite gotten around to it.
The interesting thing is, if you look at how bad attrition was and how big the battalions were, it actually isn't practical to do it with 10mm=100m scale like the Wagram Project was. The average French battalion at Wagram was at least twice as big as they were by the time they fought Borodino. The Russian units were just as small. I'd have to double the ground-scale of the map to play with the same miniatures.
I'm trying to figure out what my next project will be. I'm super tempted to do Gettysburg at the regimental level. I have 200 X 20mm bases, but I'm still debating it. I'm not looking forward to doing all those double-flagged Union units! That's 400 flags just for them.
First printed miniatures are ready. So beginning to tell the story....
3rd September 1812 The french army camp, 2 day´s marches away from Borodino.
Napoleon (large army/CiC marker) in briefing with the commander of the 1st Corps - MdE Louis-Nicolas Davout (medium Corps marker), and the commander of the 5th Infantry Division - GdD Compans (small Division marker).
Order of the emperor: Davout´s 1st Corps, supported by two mainforces of the 1st and 2nd Cavalry Corps´, have to built up crossings over the river Kolocha with pontoon bridges in the area of the villages of Valuteva and Fomkina. Then this Advance Guard have immediately attack and occupy the russian redoubt in front of the village Shevardino.
I think, i will make this first smaller part of Borodino, again with a small 3D-board (a la Bruce Weigle).
Here a 3D-sketch, how it can looks later on gameboard/-mat.
Created additional some different sizes of pontoon bridges, a pontoon train and a pontoon marker (diorama). This diorama marker will be used if i show such scenario on tabletop conventions, because such small things arouse attention
Here is already a sketch of the future ideas/implementations.
The charge of the "Shevardino" redoubt, here again with a "diorama" base of the redoubt (as i said, such diorama bases are good for promotion games on CON´s)
And how it looks easy in game with a simple redoubt and an used artillery base.
But for now i have to paint/complete first the french 1st Corps.
What brand and shade of blue paint are you using for your French? There's something very satisfying about it.
Nice job getting the pendants right for the regiments in Russia. I can't wait to see this project finished up. I have no "doubt" this is going to be great. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Great Redoubt blends into the rest of the terrain. Do you have the materials to finish it up on hand, or will you have to brave the plague-streets to get what you need?
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