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.
I guess I have said all in previous Posts (I and II).
Once I have finished all my projects I guess will consider getting into it… even if I start by small campaigns… small battles… small units… and small budget… but experience tell me things seem to go astray from the beginning and megalomania is always lurking over the horizon… lol
You have recently seen them in action in the ANTIETAM/SHARPSBURG reenactment-wargame (SOLO).
I guess they are a bit difficult to photograph… one do his best believe me!
There you have the Infantry Brigades on the lower centre of the pic (by two different painters of minis), Artillery on the right of the pic, plus Cavalry mounted and dismounted, Division generals and Corps Commanders, and Robert E. Lee. There are also Cavalry fording a river (blue base) and even a stand with foreign observers.
Even if I used painting services, I added painting details here and there, and put the flags myself. At 71 I could not wait to paint them myself… lol
The standard recommended Infantry Brigade in some sets of rules are the two rows of 12 minis with 4 skirmishers in front… I did that or organize them that way until I realized there were a lot of possibilities around and the minis in the stands could add more feeling to the army. So then I did designs of my own mainly understanding that you do not need skirmishers behind earthworks and other circumstances… I hope you can zoom in on the pics. I do include one myself to make the point.
Cavalry is represented “charging” in line, but also in more conservative stances dismounted and in column of squadrons.
Some special stands to cross bridges and pontoons and of course supply wagons.
I was always fascinated by the Uniforms of the Seven Years War… but… never got into it… do not ask me why… I do not really know. Have read the full History many times (considered the first world war in a way)… but Campaigns and Battles are not exciting me as per example those of the American Civil War (I never tire of the ACW) or Napoleon’s wars against many coalitions…
Those pics are truly very nice… I guess they are 28mm but could be mistaken… do not personally like the white on the eyes (but this is a personal mania)… fantastic flags!
You only have to go to the BACCUS Forum… search for Baccus 6MM in Google and you will be easily directed to it.
We have an interesting debate about the use of Big Bases for wargaming (I am against it in MY games because I love flexibility and it took me ages to adopt the system one stand equals a Brigade… even if I am pretty satisfied now).
No doubt they are little works of art. Military Modeling I dare say!… but for wargames purposes I have my doubts.
Mind, always on the back of my mind there is the idea of building a unit in 1/1 ratio in 6MM… but NOT in a single base… I did it once with Captain Dajou’s third Co at Camerone in 25/28MM (Hacienda de Camarón) 1863… but they were in single bases or maximum two minis per base if I recall alright… there are pics somewhere in this webpage… search for it if interested… but I digress.
Peter Berry has it’s own legion of customers (me included) and the Forum on his web is probably one of the most satisfactory experiences for 6MM aficionados… full of ideas and suggestions of proxies for rare periods…
I thought maybe a post about it would interest the lot (or some) of you.
As you have seen in my ANTIETAM/SHARPSBURG series my biggest base is a 60×30 mm … so not going to change that for nothing!