Napoleonic volume 1

ADESPERATE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL
Toussaint Louverture, Haiti’s War for Independence and what they have to offer the wargamer.

HOW TO BUILD… NAPOLEONIC MICRO SHIP
In this month’s ‘How to build…’ Andy Callan gives you all the information you need to construct a cut-price fleet of tiny (1/3000-ish scale) Napoleonic ships.

THE ROSETTA STONE
We head off to one of the more exotic locations of the Napoleonic Wars as Steve Dake presents some ideas for skirmish gaming amongst the dark alleyways of Alexandria or the shifting sands of the Egyptian desert in 1800.

MARENGO, 1800
General de Brigade author Dave Brown presents a scenario and battle report for one of Napoleon’s seminal victories.

fighting for king and country Introducing you to the topsy-turvy world of Napoleonic Europe and the thread that runs through all our theme coverage – Wilhelm von Dörnberg.

OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE …
The engagements around Lübeck during Napoleon’s early campaign in Germany are something of a military history backwater. Barry Hilton casts a light on the actions and presents a scenario for fighing one of von Dörnberg’s early battles.

CREATING A KINGDOM: WESTPHALIA
Created by Napoleon in 1807, the Kingdom of Westphalia was set to be the centrepiece of the new Confederation of the Rhine. Sam Mustafa writes about the rise and fall of this  kingdom and it’s little-known fighting force.

TOWARDS TACTICAL MOBILITY
With the cannon firmly established as the field artillery of choice during the Horse & Musket period, generals looked for more ways to bring the power of the cannon to bear where they needed it. Dr Stephen Summerfield explains how Horse Artillery went through plenty of growing pains during the Napoleonic Wars.

MARTINIQUE 1809 PART ONE
The latest ‘big bash’ from Essex mega- wargamer Ron Ringrose sees The French taking on the British in the Caribbean during the Napoleonic Wars.

MARTINIQUE, 1809 PART TWO
Following on from last month’s ‘set up’ article (WI305), we return to the Caribbean, and present a photographic walk through of our game which pits a French Napoleonic invasion force against the British garrison on the island.