So took my war of 1812 units and placed them on the blocks to fill the empty stands.
|The mass of the Allied cavalry which took all my few war of 1812 horse to fill in. With 4 on a element, the metal horses made the stands quite heavy! I guess I am getting used to the extremely light plastics.|
However, as our conversation ranged from details about my wargame rooms, the game's basing scheme, his medical practice, and his upcoming trip alone by train across the country and such, we did not actually get to the game!
So like Geri in the delightful Pixar animated short film (link) I have proceeded to playtest the rules solo commanding both sides the best I could.
|Waterloo: the wargame. From the rear of the French army. Hougomont to the left center, Plancenoit to the lower right, la Haye Saint upper middle.|
|Reille's corps has taken the woods and are attacking Hougomont|
|Wellington's center [PO written on the green tape is for the Prince of Orange, the commanding officer/player of that particular element following the historical order of battle]|
|"D'Erlon's attack" (yes, yes, I used poor McDonald's command labels as they were already attached)|
|Reille's elements taking "casualties"|
Oh and one more: As suggested in the comments above, the British Foot Guards are hanging on to Hougomont. One of Reille's brigades was destroyed while others are pounded down. Again historical results thus far.