Monday, 10 April 2017

10mm Napoleonic Battle Report

Last Monday night four of us got together to drag another genre out of the cupboard. This time it was my 10mm Napoleonics collection using Black Powder. The last time this featured in the Shed was back ion 2015 on the annniversary of Waterloo.

So Monday nights action pitted Mark & I as the French against Steve and Alastair (British)

The game was a classic French assault on a British defended position. The French had marginally stronger forces with each side commanding about 16 Brigades (mix of Infantry and Cavalry)

No full AAR to report just the pictures but I can safely say this was one of the most enjoyable games I have played for a longtime and reminded me how much I enjoy the grand scale

French Columns advance...we played on a 16ft table - loads of space for maneuver

THe French started towards the centre - intent on stopping the British from digging in on the hill

The French left flank was up against the formidable Highland division and heavy cavalry

Supported by the guard heavy cavalry the French push can just hear the music

The right flank soon saw the clash of horse with both sides cancelling each other out

Just before the charge !

By now the French Infantry columns had reached the hill in attack column formation

Fighting was furious on the left flank with fire exchanged

The assault on the hill begins (attackers lost their charge bonus)

The assault in the centre was supported by a further attack from the Guards on the French left - volley fire was not enough to stop the columns

The cavalry battle on the right ebbed and flowed and forced the British on the hill to retreat into square

Elsewhere the French were taking a pounding on their left from the scots - casualties racking up on both sides

The hill attack was going the way of the French - despite repelling the first attack more units were being thrown into the fray

Within a couple of turns the British hill collapsed - and with their cavalry a spent force the French could claim victory

Napoleon wins  !

As I said we enjoyed ourselves so much another 10mm slice of action is planned tonight

Come back soon


  1. This is why I am a big fan of 10mm figures. Easy to paint. easy to store easy to transport and cheaper than 15mm figs.

    A very nice report sir. Makes me want to do Nappys!

  2. Couldn't see to paint them now sadly but your game does show the lure of the tiny scales/sizes.

  3. Nice report, a splendid battle with impressive mass effects!

  4. Always nice to see a big battle with 10mm. It's my go-to scale for gaming now.

  5. Hi i have shared your work on my 10mm Wargaming page and 10mm Wargaming group

    Take care


  6. Oh man ... 10mm ... you are gone off the deep end now my friend!!! :-)

  7. Looks like you guys had a load of fun.