Re: First post and newbie question
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:53 am
This is kind of driving me mad now, the way only a wargaming thing can do....
All about TFL rules
Thanks David for your reply, yes that's the way I was thinking of going. My only worry was that it would get messy with the subordinate companies (battalions in the rules) as there would be many more of them (up to 10 of course in the British battalions). I have been thinking about having the battalion as one entity unless companies or groups of companies get detached, then those companies would become a separate unit; it would carry on trying to do what it was ordered to do but if it became disordered or whatever, but without an officer it would not be able to rally....I haven't read either Gd'B or Gd'A yet, coming on the forum and asking questions was my first exploration of the idea (although I have been collecting the figures for this project for a couple of years). I am also not a very experienced wargamer. So thanks for not dismissing the idea at first sight!DCRBrown wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:53 pmV,
At the level you've gone for I would suggest General de Brigade, with perhaps treating each battalion as a brigade for command and control purposes. I.e. the battalion, artillery and cavalry commanders are your "brigadiers" under the rules.
Another consideration is to allow your units to sustain more casualties then the main rules permit, so you're overall command has greater resilience.
Just some thoughts.
This is definitely stuff I need to know....I have been collecting figures but as yet have done very little reading on the whole subject...I had the information from somewhere that the British centre companies were divided into two "wings" of 4 coys each? I was planning to do a command base for each wing...I have to start doing some proper research.Archdukek wrote: ↑Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:14 amHi Vodkafan,
It might simplify your task to keep in mind that companies in this period were generally administrative units not tactical ones. When a British battalion was deployed in line it would be divided up into 8 platoons of equal size arranged in 4 divisions for firing using the platoon firing drill. A French battalion could also combine its companies into divisions of two companies. So you could quite legitimately reduce the number of subunits in your battalions for playing purposes.