I haven’t done anything Napoleonic for some time now, neither gaming nor painting, despite having a cabinet full of French, British, Spanish, Portuguese and German troops.
However, having just pre-ordered a copy of the new Albion Triumphant supplement for Warlord Games’ Black Powder rules, that may hopefully change.
Well, I hope so, anyway. I must say I generally find Napoleonic gaming very fiddly compared to earlier horse-and-musket gaming, what with having to worry about skirmishers, more formation variants, etc. So we’ll see!
Some people on TMP have questioned the pro-British stance of the title. But I think Black Powder is known for its whimsical and tongue-in-cheek “Haw! Haw! ‘pon my whiskers, tally ho and all that” old-fashioned British gentlemen’s club writing style.
So in my view, this supplement’s title Albion Triumphant fits that style perfectly.
The free figure that comes with the rules will immediately jump to the front of the queue. I don’t actually have any Foot Guards in my army. But who cares? This is going to be such a nice figure as a one-figure diorama to dress the table.
And besides Albion Triumphant, he’ll also do nicely as a ‘Big Man’ for the Too Fat Lardies’ Sharp Practice large skirmish rules.