I was never really happy with the Blucher rules system. That's no disrespect to those who like it or especially to Mr Mustapha but it just wasn't for me. A bit generic, a bit bland. You could have been fighting any horse and musket period really. However I went for it as it allowed replicating a largish encounter on a reasonable sized table which given Corvid and the inability to get to the local club would have suited me just fine as I have a 7' x 4' table available at home and I know how lucky I am to have that.
I will hold my hands up and admit that I should have played Blucher with the cards a great deal more than I did before going to all of the effort of basing up figures and then finding that I wasn't keen on the rule system but hey ho there you go. They were good figures, well based but nobody was willing to pay what I felt they were worth. That's no disrespect to any of the guys involved, it takes two to Tango as they say. So what to do?
I have been and will continue to sell my 15mm collection, this will fund the conversion and expansion of the 10mm Napoleonic chaps which (as you will see) have been re-based on a 90mm frontage per unit both to fit onto the hex terrain I use but primarily to allow the smaller frontage to get more troops onto the table I use thereby allowing larger battles to be fought. That's the idea anyhow. Rules of choice will be Dave Brown's General De Armee, a rule set that I and the club are familiar with and which I used for 15mm figures but now with a smaller frontage and probably game scale as well but I haven't started looking at that yet.
So the dreaded re-basing it was, The figures you will see below are predominantly re-based from their Blucher bases onto the 25mm x 20mm Fire and Fury sized bases which will allow me to use the Age of Eagles ruleset as well if I so wish. I will of course be adding to them having ordered from Pendraken and Magister Millitum aiming for a couple of divisions plus cavalry per side.Don't ask a time scale, you know how it is!
The Russians, 1812-14
The French 1812-14
I have done some bits and bobs of terrain but I'll leave that for another post. Take care out there guys and girls.