As I have mentioned elsewhere in this site, Napoleonics are my first love and I have more Napoleonic
figures than for any other era. I was lured into trying Napoleonic gaming by Patrick Bauer ( a mate from school) after we
finished a WW2 game one afternoon almost 25 years ago.......and have been hooked ever since.
I have always gamed this era using a set of house rules drawn up by Patrick's Dad, loosely based around the
old Airfix rule set. Generally the rules were modified/updated after almost every game we played (or book we
My standard infantry "batallion" comprises 20 men and my cavalry "regiment" comprises 9-12 riders.
I can field 40-50 batallions for each of French, British, Russians, Austrians, and Prussians, together with their supporting
Here's a few pics of recently acquired units, the beauty of which may help explain why this will always be
my number one wargaming era: