After much reviewing of past blog battlereports, my current preferences, and a good look at organization, basing and rules trials over the last five years, I think I have it figured out.
|War of 1812 Square Brigadier Game New Year's Eve 2016.|
To start with, "more" mostly meant units with more staying power than at the present but also a game where units were close to the old 20 figure Featherstonian regiments or Charge! companies. It also means the flexibility to break line infantry battalions into at least two detachments.
|A Square Brigadier game from July 2016 where each battalion was represented by 2 separate units.|
Last year I had been contemplating going back off the grid for these armies but a review of games over the last three years has convinced me that I would prefer to stay on the grid but it will have to be the 5" one or bigger so that I can field sixteen figure units. (Not that the rules care how many figures your unit has.)
|Another shot of that end of 2016 Square Brigadier game.|
Last year I decided to experiment with different basing and organization for these two collections for reasons that escape me now but probably had to do with making them "different" as an excuse to paint more figures. The evidence suggestions that I don't actually NEED a reason to paint more so I'll quietly drop that part and put everyone back on 60mm bases with 2 to a unit.
|What this looks like in Atlantica at present but with improvised terrain.|
(see battle report )
I also spent time brushing up the existing 1812 Variant of the Square Brigadier rules but they aren't ready to go yet. Hopefully I'll get that finished by the weekend and get a game on.