Okay, here is the solution to the problem I laid out in my last post about getting back to Napoleonic Gaming: WoFun Miniatures. When Peter Dennis started coming out with his illustrated paper armies that could be reproduced, I thought that was a great concept. Then I read an article about his partnership with WoFun Miniatures in Wargames Illustrated. WoFun is based in Romanian and they have patented a process to take take Peter's figures, already colored, and print them in plexiglass available in 18mm and 28mm. Huzzah! Instant armies! And the savings in price!
3 battalions of Infantry (two British, one Portuguese) of 5 companies (4 for the Portuguese) plus a
Command company (a Command strip including a flag, with 2-3 figurines in the rear rank).
A detachment of Skirmishers (6 companies) (British Riflemen (Greenjackets) and Light Infantry)
A Regiment of Cavalry, of 5 companies
2 Foot artillery companies.
The Army has 30 companies plus one mounted General giving a total Army Strength of 31.
The Army strength number is used later in the game to measure Victory in the rules provided.
The French Army is organized in the same way except all three battalions have 6 companies and
the skirmishers are 6 companies of Voltigeurs (muskets), for a total Army Strength of 32.
A Company (base) of Infantry has 2 ranks of 4 figurines
A Company of Skirmishers has 3 figurines, in 2 ranks
A Company of Cavalry has 2 ranks of 3 figurines
A Company of Artillery has a cannon and a crew of 4 figurines