Sunday, May 7, 2017

Peninsular Thoughts

I'm re-reading Mark Urban's The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes at present.

Revisiting it with Sharp Practice 2 fresh in my mind, I'm having ideas.

Back in about 2002 I ran a skirmish campaign called Kameraden, which followed the men of a platoon from Infanterie Regiment Grossdeutschland through the 1940 Blitzkrieg campaigns from the Ardennes to Dunkirk.  I'm now considering revisiting the idea.

I rather fancy the idea of following a single infantry company through the Peninsula War by means of a series of Sharp Practice games.  My working title is With the Borsetshires in the Peninsula. As you can see I'm thinking of a fictional unit this time; it'll make it easier to have my lads involved in all the major actions without having to worry about the historical deployments of particular regiments.

I'm thinking of determining the characters of all of the officers of the light company of the Borsetshire Regiment.  That way I can trace their careers through the years from 1809 to 1814.

More on this when I've had the time to consider further.


Richard Phillips said...

Commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Archer I hope :-)

Counterpane said...

I thought Lt-Col Pargeter actually. Probably a Captain Archer in the Light Company, along with Sergeant Grundy.

Richard Phillips said...

Nice one :-)

Kaptain Kobold said...

I'm assuming that at some stage this little bit of Borsetshire history has been on your reading list:

Counterpane said...

I hadn't seen that, Alan, thanks for the heads up. I'll have a read over the weekend.