• Sorry for the late follow up, in pg 103 CoE; point 6 it states regimental artillery can move a maximum of two turns as well as the battalion it is with.

    So if a Regimental Section is attached to a Battalion does that mean it can move two turns and fire?

    Also a Regimental Battery follows the rules of a normal Foot Battery except its range is…[Read more]

  • Hi all,

    A question on regimental artillery, being that it is much cheaper than normal foot is my understanding here correct?

    • Stats 2-2-1, stam 2
    • Range 36″
    • A battery is two figures

    Also what is the effectiveness of regimental v foot?


  • Hi All,

    I’ve just purchased my first cavalry unit and haven’t thought about this much before. The group I play with mainly bases infantry 40×40 (2×2), 6 bases for a standard size unit (240mm line frontage) is between the rules 200-250mm. A cavalry unit is based 50×50 (2×1), 6 bases (12 figures). Is this a standard size unit? The line frontage is…[Read more]

  • I understand French Cuirassiers are Heavy Cavalry D3: 1-3 on combat result on a charge.

    French Dragoons are Heavy Cavalry D1; does that mean +1 to combat result on a charge?

    Source is CoE & BP2.

  • Thanks Nat, our group had a game last night and it was confirmed that Div commander was re-rolls only. I played Bde commander for French infantry @rating 7 and cavalry @ 8, it worked fine only making a difference on one roll all night. The group was amazed as they are used to taking rated 8 generals all the time. Thanks again.

  • Thanks for the replies, I’ve only started playing using other figures while I get an army sorted and painted. I’m using BP2 rules and I have the CoE book. I’m mainly interested in pickup game that we play in 3-4 hours with 2-3 per side so a points system is very useful. We have been playing that Bde Generals roll on their command rating but also a…[Read more]

  • The group I’ve started playing which uses the Pas de Charge rule, I have seen a Youtube where Rick Priestly explains the current books are compatible with BP2, is there a FAQ that explains rules that have been made redundant by BP2?

    For me the errors in the books and the misalignment of the rules and the supplements is the main pain point in this game.

  • Thanks for the speedy reply Nat, much appreciated.

  • In a French army which get +2 command modifier for being in attack column, is it a false economy to have a rating of 7 for Bde Generals while having 8 for Div General?

    The extra 50 pts will pay for another unit in my 500 pt army.

  • I’m creating a French 1809 army using the CoE book as this is the closest book to the period. I want to add Wurttemburg allies to my list, do I need to following the structure on p172 Confederation of the Rhine Army? That is take at least 1 Infantry Brigade, I was looking to take a Light Infantry Brigade.

    Also in my French Brigades I have 8…[Read more]

  • How do you represent artillery in BP, in my old WRG days one gun figure equals to  two guns. Is it right that in BP one gun figure equates to a half battery and that 2 gun figures equates to a battery? How does this refer to sections as well?

    Thanks in advance for any info.

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  • Richard replied to the topic 1809 French in the forum Black Powder 1 year, 2 months ago

    Thanks Nat, I was more into earlier period, not a fan the the covered shakos and great coats. I’ll order a army starter peninsular and see what come. I wish I could afford a whole 28mm metal army like my 25mm I collected 30 years ago 🙂

  • Richard started the topic 1809 French in the forum Black Powder 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi , I’m new to Black Powder but not to Napoleonic gaming, I’m looking to build an infantry division of the normal 6 company battalion structure: 1 grenadier company, 1 voltigeur company and 4 centre companies. I looking at getting the French peninsular starter army, is the army set sprues the same as the single battalion box? In that case their…[Read more]

  • Hi all, I’m a lapsed miniatures gamer from Sydney, Australia. Thirty three years ago I start with a 25mm minfigs French Napoleonic army using WRG Horse and Musket rules. There was a small group of players around. A little later I play WH Fantasy and WH 40K 1st Eds, more recently I’ve collected X-Wing miniatures while playing only a few games. I…[Read more]

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