> Forums
Reply
1
> Rules > Polemos Rules > Getting started with GdD
TOPIC: Getting started with GdD
PM jozistinman
Standard User
Posts: 21
Getting started with GdD
jozistinman
18th Apr 2017 02:10:51

Just got back from vacation, and am continuing to rebase my 1809 forces from 20mm squares x 4 per battalion to the Polemos standard.  It is coming along nicely, I hope to have the French all done in a few weeks and the start on the Austrians.

When it is said and done, for the French, I will have 23 batalions of infantry, 9 artillery, 4 Regiments of Hussars, and 3 regiments of Cursassiers.

I play on a fairly small table (5' wide) so I figure using the 1809 army generators I have maybe 2 divisions with the possibility of a cavalry brigade attached.

Is this enough for a good, if small game? I will probably only have 2 division commanders and maybe a brigade commander to allocate TP's to.  Does anyone else play small games with GdD and have sugestions? 

Thanks!


PM Glenn Pearce
Standard User
Posts: 131
Getting started with GdD
Glenn Pearce
20th Apr 2017 02:50:01

Hello Jozis!

Your on the right track. A couple of points to consider.

Cuirrassier are shock/reserve troops often found only in a heavy cavalry corps. They were rarely attached to a line corps. So you might want to add some Chassuers to your cavalry arm who were often in some of the smaller actions. In some areas Dragoons were also used in the line.

Most Divisions have two, three and sometimes four or five brigades. So you might want to add a few more brigadiers to your force.

Best regards,

Glenn


PM Whirlwind
Standard User
Posts: 95
Getting started with GdD
Whirlwind
20th Apr 2017 05:19:06

HI Jozis,

You have more than enough for a good game there.  I have played lots of General de Division with those sized forces or less and they have given many interesting games.  In my opinion you don't have to tinker with the rules until you get down to forces of 12 bases or less, at which point you may want to consider some very minor tweaks to the way morale works.

All the best

 

 


PM jozistinman
Standard User
Posts: 21
Getting started with GdD
jozistinman
22nd Apr 2017 03:19:30

Thank you both!  For my next Baccus order, I think I will add some Chaussers and Dragoons. I also have enough to paint up a Bavarian Division as well.  I have a larger Austrian force, including lots of nice, poorly trained Landwher, but they could probbaly use some extra Dragoon and Uhlans.

The rebasing effort is slowly moving along, but I think I will get a LOT more use out of the figures now that they will be on bigger bases and less fiddly.  I will post picture when done, thanks!

 


1
 

LATEST FORUM POSTS

My One Hour Wargames AWI House Rules by jozistinman
28th Apr 2017

Players in Montreal, Canada by JacHobby
27th Apr 2017

flank companies by mangemani
26th Apr 2017

Saracens Missing From Buy-By-The-Unit by peter
26th Apr 2017

Sorry and all that, but... by peter
25th Apr 2017

UPCOMING SHOWS

Partizan (Kelham Hall, Newark)
21st May 2017

Phalanx (Sutton Leisure Centre, St. Helens)
16th Jun 2017

Baccus Open day (Graham House, Sheffield)
15th Jul 2017

Joy of Six (Sheffield)
16th Jul 2017

Claymore TBC (Telford College, Edinburgh)
6th Aug 2017

LATEST RELEASES

POLNAPRULES - Polemos Napoleonic rulesPOLNAPRULES
Polemos Napoleonic rules

War of 1812 - War of 1812 American Army PackWar of 1812
War of 1812 American Army Pack

AWI02 - Woodland Indians - ShirtAWI02
Woodland Indians - Shirt

AWI01 - Indians - Bare ChestedAWI01
Indians - Bare Chested

NFR15 - French LimbersNFR15
French Limbers