Depicting French Attack Columns 1805 - 1807

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Depicting French Attack Columns 1805 - 1807

Post by p.godden » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:25 am

I'm having difficulty organising my 9 company battalions for this period and would appreciate any advice. My thoughts are tending in this direction ...

French 1805 - 1807 battalions should have either 12 or 18 figures. Each company therefore should respectively consist of 1.5, (almost), or 2 figures. A 12 figure battalion attack column with a two company front is best depicted with a 3 figure frontage in 4 ranks. An 18 figure battalion has a 4 figure frontage in 4.5 ranks.

Does this logic sound right?


Cheers,

Peter.

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Re: Depicting French Attack Columns 1805 - 1807

Post by Zippee » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:53 pm

I replied to this on the LFS list

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Re: Depicting French Attack Columns 1805 - 1807

Post by p.godden » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:45 pm

Hi Zip,
while checking your responses to my question I also took the liberty of viewing your photo sets and was especially impressed by your 10mm Pendraken armies for ITLSU. It's a scale and ruleset I am about to start. Can you tell me the colours you used on your Turks and Imperials? Any guidance will be greatly appreciated!

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Peter.

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Re: Depicting French Attack Columns 1805 - 1807

Post by Zippee » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:43 pm

Hi Peter,
no problem - my records indicate the following was what I used:
All coat d'arms unless otherwise indicated

Imperial
Base Coat 522 Pale Sand - Wash with GW Mud - Dry Brush with 522 Pale Sand
Flesh 214 Suntanned Flesh - Wash with GW Flesh
Boots & tyres 518 Field Blue - Wash with GW Black (include puttees in wash)
Water Bottle 501 British Khaki
Guns & Equipment 537 Faded Khaki - Wash with GW Black
Hair & Rifles 235 Horse Tone Brown
Pick out webbing in 522 Pale Sand
Metalwork 142 Gunmetal
Leatherwork & coats 534 Dark Leather - Wash with GW Black
Bases 524 Tan Earth
Overall final Dry Brush of 233 Linen

Turkish
Base Coat 229 Dark Sand - Wash with GW Mud - Dry Brush with 229 Dark Sand
Flesh 214 Suntanned Flesh - Wash with GW Flesh
Boots 235 Horse Tone Brown - Wash with GW Black (include puttees in wash)
Scabbard 235 Horse Tone Brown
Rifle 235 Horse Tone Brown - Metalwork 142 Gunmetal
Water Bottle & Haversack 231 Mid-Grey
Bases 524 Tan Earth
Overall final Dry Brush of 233 Linen
Officers Overcoat 231 Mid-Grey

Hope that helps

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Re: Depicting French Attack Columns 1805 - 1807

Post by p.godden » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:04 pm

Hi Zippee,
many thanks for your comprehensive and complete answer. This will save me a lot of time, (and paint!). Wishing you a good New Year

Cheers,
Peter.

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