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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Waterloo - Command & Colors

For a long time I have wanted to try the C&C scenario for Waterloo using miniatures, and my 'Scrapbox' army allows me to do this, as I have constructed all the units to match the C&C scenario. The internet is peppered with other examples of this well worn battle being refought using the C&C rules, but I feel it is worth a go, using my five inch hex board and terrain.

So, here is an overview of the table set up ready for play:
The French are at the top, consisting of a mix of Minifigs, Prince August and Del Prado figures:

Reille on the left:

 Ney in the centre:
 D' Erlon centre right:
 Guard heavy batteries:

The Allies, consisting mostly of Prince August infantry, Del Prado cavalry and a mix of artillery, is deployed with Hill on the right:
Picton in the left centre:
And Perponcher on the left, with the Dutch/Belgians:
The Allies also hold the three strong points, that are also French victory objectives:

Hougoumont, on the Allied right:
La Haye Sainte in the centre, with Rifles in the adjacent sandpit:
and, Papelotte anchoring the Allied left flank, held by jaegers:
There are no Prussians in this scenario, so it will be a straight slugging match, with the French attacking and attempting to take the three strong points, or by destroying units to give a total of eight victory banners. The allies simply have to hold the French at bay and gain eight banners by causing French casualties.






15 comments:

  1. Nice looking game. I like hexes and love the vibrancy of your armies.

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    1. Thanks Norm, it has taken me years to finally develop a playing area and scenery that I am happy with.

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  2. That is a very attractive set-up. I am much taken with the architecture - something I've been thinking about quite a bit for my own hex-board.

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    1. It was quite a challenge early on developing buildings that will look reasonable, will fit in a single hex and allow a complete unit to fit in comfortably. Using either 4 inch or 5 inch hexes allows this, while still permitting a 6 x 4 foot table.

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  3. Looks good! C&C is an excellent game that is enhanced by the use of miniatures.

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    1. Thank you - lets see how they fight!

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  4. Bob,
    Once again spectacular clear photographs- all the troops and terrain looking very nice indeed. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Fortunately some nice bright weather, alowing photography without too much lighting!

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  5. spectacular. a very solid use of old school figures. i was just talking with friend and he is thinking about constructing some small minifig armies out of figures from 30 years ago that he found in a box. brings back good memories.

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    1. I think figures painted in the ol school toy soldier style look good when massed upon the table. From more than a couple of feet away it is not possible to see much of the detail on figures, just blocks of colour.

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  6. I really like this, it looks much like a traditional miniature game but with the advantages of a modern hex game.

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    1. Certainly, the use of a hex grid and simple rules like C&C have revolutionised games for me. I remember the old WRG rules days, which were great, but we could spend hours on a single turn once the armies became locked in combat and days to complete a large engagement. Now whole games take just a few hours to play out.

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  7. Stunning! I'm taken by the buildings too; great idea and execution.

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