I played Napoleonics in 25MM (MINIFIGS) for thirty years (see Post Waterloo in this present webpage).
It was fun. Specially when we played with my brother and friends when we were young.
Funnily enough we did really make a mess of it (meaning the rules we used) but one day in one of the refights… The Old Guard did put the British to flight and remained in possession of the bloody field of battle at Waterloo!
It was really hard to contemplate a “new” refight after that.
By chance in my megalomania I had Austrians and Russians too!… so we moved backwards to Aspern-Essling… LOL
Those were the days. Some are still doing it In the Grand Manner.
Big Navy, Small Army, Diplomacy and financial support… and many coalitions!
In the end it produced the ultimate Campaign of the Napoleonic Wars (why not the Old Monarchies Wars eludes me).
Thought I would give you some pics of a quite profesional Army that was nearly defeated at Waterloo… and rescued by the Prussians in the nick of time!… to do not mention the Allies (Dutch&Belgian, Brunswickers, Nassauers, Hannoverians, and KGL to just mention a few whom in general terms fought as hard as the Britons…).
I can understand you and all the rest, it was my obsession for thirty years!… that Corsican Emperor and his Regiments… MINIFIGS 25mm all the way (seee elsewhere in this Blog if you are really interested… Waterloo would do if you want to see the little soldiers I painted one by one painstakingly for years… (LOL)… and then sold away tired of that scale (too little to be 54mm… too big to wargame with… you need all sorts you know…).
At least I can remember the happy times when my brother and I tried (some time vainly and quite historically… to win at Waterloo) and one time succeeded in storming that bloody ridge! (knowing all the time that the Russians and the Austrians would not quit anyway…)… those were the days…
Well, in a way, those were some of my days… deeply involved in 6mm as readers of this webpage know already… but it is SOLO wargaming for me nowadays…