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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Borodino (Utitza) 7 September 1812 - Command and Colors Napoleonics



View of the table from the French side


Side view 


The French advance on Utitza


Last Wednesday night Rick and I met at the Vikings Club in Lanyon for a game of Command and Colors Napoleonics. The scenario was part of the Battle of Borodino centred on the defence of the village of Utitza on 7 September 1812. We used Rick's 6mm French and Russians which we're Bacchus figures painted by Reinforcements by Post. Unfortunately most of the photos didn't turn as I forgot to readjust the settings on my camera but a few were OK. In the end we ran out of time with the French on the verge of victory and the Russians grimly hanging on defending the village of Utitza. Thanks to Rick for a fun game with his lovely 6mm armies.



Fighting near the village escalates


The French suffer heavy casualties

15 comments:

  1. Very cool looking game, Mike - the figures look great, and the awesome village terrain as well.

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    1. Thanks Dean, the detail on the 6mm is surprising and they certainly do look good en masse.

      Mike

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  2. CC looks great when played with miniatures and your set up looks fabulous!

    I agree with Dean. The village is really outstanding. What is the source for the village?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, Rick has a nice collection of 6mm, he said the village is from Total Battle Miniatures in the UK.

      Mike

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  3. 3 visitors from Washington State - how cool is that! :o)
    Great looking game - Did you guys use the historical Russian 3rd Corps (One Line infantry Division and Grenadier division)

    cheers,

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    1. Yeah, that is cool! What can we infer from this occurence?

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    2. Thanks Phil, the scenario has Russian Jaegers in the woods and village with the Grenadier division and 3rd infantry division in reserve on the right and behind the village.

      Mike

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  4. That certainly looks impressive, great looking game.

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  5. Thanks Michael, the 6mm does look good for the massed battle effect.

    Mike

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  6. The Village,hills and tree`s set a nice scene for play. Looks good with the 6mm Armies too. Beano Boy

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    1. Thanks Paul, Rick's 6mm terrain and armies do look good.

      MIke

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  7. The Village,hills and tree`s set a nice scene for play. Looks good with the 6mm Armies too. Beano Boy

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  8. Looks great. What size are the bases?
    Thanks,Mark

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    1. Thanks Mark, the 6mm figures belong to Rick, I think he had 16 X 8cm movement trays with four stands of infantry on 8 X 4cm individual bases.

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    2. Rick said they were actually 60mm by 30mm individual bases and 60mm by 60mm movement trays with 1mm extra to fit.

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