Order of battleI prepared an OB for Waterloo whilst on my holidays and have now just retrieved it from the waste paper basket where I had inadvertently filed it. Waterloo is a big battle with lots of moving parts and is clearly not achievable within the standard 8 unit army in Neil's rules. What I have done therefore is to use the army lists in the rule book as the basis for an OB which resembles (!) the proportions of the armies involved.
|More fine graphics from J Bignell at Junior General|
Prussians: 3 Line infantry (average).
Total Allied: 13 units
Variable Prussians: They will, of course, have variable arrival times. I'm also keeping the unit type simple for now but may introduce some variation when I have a better feel for the game.
French: 4 Line Infantry (average), 2 Conscript Infantry (levy), 2 Imperial Guard Infantry (elite), 1 Voltigeur (average, musket), 2 Heavy Cavalry - Cuirassiers (elite), 1 Light Cavalry -Chasseurs (average), 2 Artillery
Total French: 14
French reserve rule: An option is to have the Imperial Guard in a reserve, only to be released when the Prussians arrive or if either side look like folding up (a coup de grace or rearguard action).