I have just finished my first French light Regiment for about 35 years.
Some close up shots of the individual battalions:
Some notes on the Colonel.
I have been mucking about with “Platoon Forward” an addition for WW2 rules by Too Fat Lardies which adds a role playing element into games by giving characteristics to the commanders.
I can use that for solo play in Napoleonics methinks! (any info on commanders that might effect the way they act in any given situation is handy when playing solo).
I rolled up a character for him:
The first catagory is personality = Cunning
The second is motivation and interest = Wealth
TFL description: “Interested in, motivated by and a respecter of wealth,
he will seek it out by all means legal”
I roll for age = 44
At this stage I decide there is only one profession that could have been before the war…a lawyer!
Enough time to learn his trade and earn a few sous before getting sucked into the war and progressing up to Colonel.
I have given him the name of Yves Vanier also known as ‘Le Renard‘ by his men.
I also come to the conclusion that hes is probably a bit conservative by nature and for that reason has managed to save enough bits at the Regimental depot to supply the first Battalion flank companies with bearskins and colpaks which are officially not allowed (thats my excuse for painting them anyway!)
The next roll is for combat temperament which comes up as Even (fits in well with the rest of his character being a cunning, calculating bugger!)
Combat skill = Level 4 which is the top score, so he is obviously a very good Colonel and quite capable of taking over from the General of Brigade if he happens to unfortunately get cut in half by a cannon ball.
The background table throws up that he is ‘An average type of man with no modifiers‘, this also fits within the character of a clever man with no connection to the aristocracy so getting through the Revolution unscathed but still wanting to progress in life.
Enough rambling for one day!