|Prussian Corps artillery reserve comprising six batteries. Loved the limber and caisson teams, one per battery.|
|Prussian infantry make their way to the front line through fields past hills and villages, Note the tiny dice on the command stand, smoke denotes firing in the bombardment phase I think.|
|Close up of Prussian battalions. That farmer needs to get those boulders out of his field.|
|The terrain is that Kalistra stuff I think. The plan seems to have been to have some kind of hex system in play but Polemos came along instead. Still looks good though, except some hills look pretty steep!|
|Looking down the line with French troops in the foreground.|
|Close up of the road and farm with an orchard by the battery which is obscured by smoke. The road is way too wide for me but then these things are always an issue in wargaming and really as long as it looks good I don't really care.|
|More French heading for the Prussians. Up on the hill are four regiments of French heavy cavalry ready to charge down against Prussian veterans behind a mile long stone wall, suicide?|
|Time machine whips us forward to Napoleonic times; here we have French, 16 battalions with supporting artillery and coffee mug for scale.|
|Sans coffee mug.|
|Davout - a tiny ting marshall.|
|Parting shot of a Prussian Division complete with artillery and organic cavalry. One of my 28mm battalions occupy more space than this and as for the cost! Food for thought...|
What did I make of it? Frankly it was inspiring. But then much in wargaming is inspiring and the temptation gene in we wargamers is weak and must be resisted. If we venture into 6mm it will be on a vast scale I am sure. Jerry Elliott's forthcoming rules for huge Napoleonic games might suit this scale and my megalomania - who knows? As I didn't play in this game and didn't really pay much attention to the gameplay I can't comment on the Polemos system although Tony an Andrew seemed to enjoy themselves and that's exactly where it's at really isn't it?
More details at their blog;-
Hope you enjoyed this little excursion, more to follow soon including some 15mm WW2 and plenty of 28mm Nappies of course too.