Finally started pushing cardboard, but immediately ran into problems. Not unanticipated, but one of them brought the session to a halt.
Movement phase difficult because counters are damned fiddly. Movement trays? Bad thought. Cardboard is easy, right?
The French advanced with skirmishers front, engaging each Spanish regiment. I do like the way the game looks!
Then, another problem: Casualties. The game calls for a detailed accounting of losses. Makes the fiddiliness of moving regiments pale in comparison. So, in the name of my sanity, decided to assign losses to the entire regiment, removing company counters for each 10 percent loss of the regiment’s total strength. Skirmishing companies will be accounted for individually.
Drafted up a regiment, company strength, total strength worksheet. A picture is shown below.
Crude, but hopefully effective.
While messing around this morning found this link/article over at Web Grognards. Confluence of events?
Will give it another try this PM.