Cossacks vs French In Russia

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Here are a few photos from our group's recent game of Cossacks versus French in 1812 Russia. The French were attempting to hold onto a town while foraging for supplies; the Cossacks wanted to drive off the French while looting the countryside. As the game progressed, increasing numbers of Cossacks came in from the countryside to join the fun, while French reinforcements were also funneling in.

The figures and terrain were all by Bob Marshall, whose wargaming talents are eclipsed only by his talents as a cowboy troubadour.

Battle of Montebello Board Game

MultiMan Publishing offers a free boardgame of the Battle of Montebello (June 9, 1800).

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The Napoleonic Source Book by Philip Haythornthwaite

Philip Haythornthwaite's The Napoleonic Sourcebook is a good place to start for a basic understanding of the Napoleonic Wars. The volume is divided into six major sections: The Campaigns, Weapons and the Practice of War, The Nations Involved in the Wars, Biographies, Sources, Miscellaea and a useful glossary. There are more than 200 black and white illustrations, maps and charts. For the painter, the book has descriptions of various uniforms and lists of uniform, facing, hat and button colors.

The Napoleonic Source Book

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Making A Paper Town In 15mm

The Small World Productions Blog has a short tutorial on making a paper model village for 15mm Napoleonic miniatures.

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Russo-Swedish War History and Gaming Ideas

For Napoleonics gamers looking for "something different," there's the Russo-Swedish war. Here's some background and gaming possibilities: Russo Swedish War of 1808-1809