Portugal 1808/09 – March 10-11, the Portuguese at Chaves.
The second in the series of six scenarios has been posted to the blog; these are in draft form and both will need testing for play balance. Although we use DBA-HX3 which readers will find enough information to use their own rule set and scale preference.
The Spanish miniatures have yet to arrive, so the conflict at Chaves will be tested next week with a report and observations to follow.
I have cleaned and undercoated the last seven elements of British infantry.
These will form the Irish Fusiliers and Connaught Rangers of Tilson’s brigade, the 3rd and 48th Foot to complete Hill’s brigade and the 43rd, a light infantry regiment forming part of the Light Division commanded by R. Craufurd.
The next scenario will appear tomorrow at the blog and photos of the Portuguese should be posted the following day.
It never fails. I have begun painting the last batch of figures and searching for some nice background music at YouTube to play I find a number of recommended videos dealing with painting Napoleonic figures.
The latest scenario can be found at the blog, the Battle of Braga. Although the Ordenanza might be considered horde (5Hd/7Hd) for our test games these were classed as auxilia (3Ax) given their propensity to disperse and seek cover in the hills.
The first batch of Spanish infantry (12 x Line) are now varnished and tomorrow, I can begin texturing their bases
This should not take more than 30 minutes which will leave me time to start painting the second batch of infantry; Spanish Light (8x), Provincial Militia (5x) and a small supply train of six mules and handlers.
Tomorrow, I shall post the order of battle which has proved a useful guide.