Above is a more difficult to use map, but seems to confirm some of the concepts. Below is a map from Nafzinger.
The above maps are what I have used for giving an idea of where the woods will be located on the map. John Snead has been kind enough to immensely help with some details of the version he ran Historicon. Hopefully mine can be nearly as good in my own way.
I volunteered my army to the guys who run the C&GII games at Historicon for their refight of Borodino. In preparation, I have decided to set up a Saltanovka game for the local guys. As such, I have been researching what I can on Saltanovka from a variety of sources. Special thanks to Chris Maine, Jack Hixon, Paul Edgar, John Snead and all responders to my requests for help on a variety of web sites. I had made some comments on other sites about the conflicting information that was out there. It remains a bit frustrating that talented writers can't agree on "facts". I can understand that opinions, or interpretation of facts, may be in complete disagreement, but to have units stated to be present and or engaged that didn't exist in that chain of command just seems silly. I am also still looking for an answer as to why contemporary artists draw the map at a 60 degree angle from the Dneiper River, yet recent Google maps show it to be much closer to perpendicular. Included will be some of the maps and a useful OOB. After the game, I will go ahead and provide an after action report.
Greeting's! I expect to use this page to pass on my little bit of joy that comes with my wargaming hobby. My true interest is in the grandtactical aspects of 1800's warfare; both home and abroad. My interest was first started way too long ago by my unknowing mentor, Jay.
I enjoy miniatures in 15mm and 25-28mm. I have collected quite a few and try to game enough that I can rub the varnish and paint off of them. I will be looking forward to "shouting out" my version of information.
One the the things I believe I can do is help the small gamer find scenario's to play, as there are very few and these are far between in a noncommercial venue. Lots of great medium and large scale battles exist, but few exist for the beginning armies. I wish to post the scenario appropriate information, so that people may then modify that information to fit there rules system.I would in turn like some feedback from anyone who plays these so that I can tweek or add information that may be necessary. I do hope people will enjoy.