Some rather dashing Gallic colonial types (depicted for reasons soon to be revealed....)
I found this under the Crimean War images on Google but I reckon it is from the Russo-Turkish War - any thoughts would be appreciated!
Sometimes you just have to take things on the chin and accept the inevitable. That is what I have decided to do for the time being as my attempt to formulate a set of Grand Tactical rules for the 19th century is causing me a certain amount of pain! I am just not able to make anything stick in respect of the ideas I have - it is as though they are there but for some reason I cannot translate them into a meaningful set of rules. I suppose you could almost call the wargamers equivalent of writer's block....;-)
I need to be a little more disciplined in how I tackle this idea and so further research is needed - which is a rather cheeky way of saying that I need to read some more sets of rules for inspiration!
I shall step back from this for a while and do something completely different. Whenever I have experienced a wargames land battle overload my thoughts inevitably turn to the sea and so, in order to cleanse my palate so to speak, that is where my next efforts will be directed.
Mention of matters naval related of course raises the looming spectre of painting as I have rather a lot of 1/2400th scale WW1 ships to finish off for Fezia and Rusland so I am hoping that a quick game will serve to reignite the enthusiasm.
We shall see!