The problem with being distracted from current wargaming projects into new projects is that it never stops at one. You get a new interest, start looking around at rules for that interest then get distracted again. Next thing you know you you have three or four more projects in mind.
I was looking at rules for the Greek project I mentioned in the last post here and next thing I knew I was looking at Dadi&Piombo’s Basic Impetus Expansion, Basic Battles.
Basic Battles is an expansion on the Basic Impetus system, moving that system from the Renaissance to the Colonial Wars periods. This includes Napoleonics and I just happen to have a couple of 6mm Napoleonic Armies waiting in the lead pile – only the 1814 Prussians have made it (briefly) to the painting queue.
Of course, Dadi&Piombo note in the introduction to the rules:
This is an experimental set to expand on Basic Impetus 2.0 rules for later periods, up to Colonial warfare, where one Unit roughly represents one brigade. This set also covers Napoleonics, though a more detailed and tactical ruleset is under development for this period. Basic Impetus 2 can be purchased through www.dadiepiombo.com or digitally through Wargame Vault: www.wargamevault.com/product/200518/Basic-Impetus-2 Available in English, French and Spanish.
Naturally I want to use them for Napoleonics. I figure that if I work to the basic system in Baccus’ General de division or Marechal d’Empire rules, use the armies (when painted) with either the Baccus rules or Basic Battles, when the Impetus Napoleonic Rules come along I’m looking sweet.
The armies I have available for this are:
- 1814 Prussians – Heroics and Ros figures
- Duchy or Warsaw – Adler Miniatures
- Confederation of the Rhine (also Adler I think)
If you think it is a small project, I checked on the size of the Prussians and have the following in that group to paint:
- 32 battalions of infantry
- 1 batt of schützen
- 2 regiments of uhlans
- 2 regts of dragoons
- 1 regt of horse jaegers
- 6 regts of cuirassiers
- 4 regts of landwehr cavalry
- 12 batteries (line and horse) of artillery
And of course, as a wargamer, you can never have too may projects 🙂