071027nap23aCold Steel is a set of  rules for Napoleonic warfare which has been developed by members of NWA. It is a battalion level game. This rule set has been refined over a number of years and a number of versions.

Cold Steel is usually played in 25mm scale at NWA. This is due to the large collections of Napoleonic figures in this scale that many of the members have. It is certainly possible to use other scales of figures with these rules.

 

Cold Steel Rules Introduction

071027nap24aCold Steel is a set of rules designed and developed by the Napoleonic group at NWA, particularly Andrew and Tim Bayly.

25mm metal figures are mainly used at the club, although one member uses well painted 20mm plastics. The Napoleonic group is active at both the Mitcham and the Croydon venues.

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Napoleonic Cold Steel Battle Report 26-Nov-11

John R. reckons he can write my After Action Reports himself; "If only I'd done...", "I should have done...", "I didn't spot..." etc. etc. Funny b*stard!

Unfortunately he's right, though: Last Saturday's game at the Croydon venue turned out to be exactly this sort of game! Robin and I took on Jim's Austrians with our respective French forces at the 1:120 scale, but Robin's arithmetic let him down leaving him with the niggling feeling he'd short changed himself. Events were to prove that he was probably correct!

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Napoleonic Cold Steel Game 18-Nov-11

111118mitcham39sIn preparation for the upcoming Wagram re-fight, we played a 1:120 scale battle French versus Austrians. Tim and Andrew S. playing the horrible Hapsburgs, while Tony and I commanded the Emperor's finest.

I hadn't really got my head around what 1:120 meant, assuming that for the same number of points, I'd have half the number of troops I'd usually have on the table-top, so Tony and I started out drastically outnumbered! 

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Battle of Ligny (part 1) 10-Jan-10

100108deploy048sPart 1 of the Battle of Ligny. The Battle of Ligny and the battle of Quatre Bras both occurred on the 16th June 1815. These were the first battles after the return of Napoleon from his exile on Corsica.

The NWA Napoleonic group put on another of their New Year big battles also recreating both battles at the same time. This is part 1 of the battle of Ligny between Blucher's Prussian army and Napoleon's French army, as the armies deploy and the initial orders are given.

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Battle of Ligny (part 2) 10-Jan-10

100108rightflank057sPart 2 of the Battle of Ligny. The Battle of Ligny and the battle of Quatre Bras both occurred on 16th June 1815. These were the first battles after the return of Napoleon from his exile on Corsica.

The NWA Napoleonic group put on another of their New Year big battles also recreating both battles at the same time. This is the second part of the battle of Ligny between Blucher's Prussian army and Napoleon's French army, as the French open the battle.

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Battle of Ligny (part 3) 10-Jan-10

100109tongrenelle118sPart 3 of the Battle of Ligny. The Battle of Ligny and the battle of Quatre Bras both occurred on the 16th June 1815. These were the first battles after the return of Napoleon from his exile on Corsica.

The NWA Napoleonic group put on another of their New Year big battles also recreating both battles at the same time. This is part 4 of the battle of Ligny between Blucher's Prussian army and Napoleon's French army.

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Battle of Ligny (part 4) 10-Jan-10

100110frenchcounter655sPart 4 of the Battle of Ligny. The Battle of Ligny and the battle of Quatre Bras both occurred on the 16th June 1815. These were the first battles after the return of Napoleon from his exile on Corsica.

The NWA Napoleonic group put on another of their New Year big battles also recreating both battles at the same time. This is part 4 of the battle of Ligny between Blucher's Prussian army and Napoleon's French army, as both armies make counter-attacks.

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Battle of Quatre Bras (part 1) 6-Jan-09

090106pictonPart 1 of the Battle of Quatre Bras. The Battle of Ligny and the battle of Quatre Bras occurred simultaneously in June 1815.

The NWA Napoleonic group put on another of their New Year big battles also recreating both battles at the same time. Read this report about the battle between Marshal Ney and the Duke of Wellington. 

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Battle of Quatre Bras (part 2) 6-Jan-09

090106frenchPart 2 of the battle of Quatre Bras. As the figt continues, Gémioncourt farm is captured, but Jérome's attack stalls. Allied reinforcements continue to march onto the battlefield.

The NWA Napoleonic group put on another of their New Year big battles recreating th ebattle of Ligny and the battle of Quatre Bras at the same time, as occurred historically. Read this report about the Quatre Bras battlefield. 

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Battle of Quatre Bras (part 3) 6-Jan-09

090106artilleryPart 3 of the battle of Quatre Bras. The Guard Light Cavalry arrives on the battlefield, bringing fresh hopes to the French side of Marshal Ney. See whether they were able to alter the historical outcome.

The NWA Napoleonic group put on another of their New Year big battles recreating the battle of Ligny and the battle of Quatre Bras at the same time. Read this report about the conclusion of the Quatre Bras battle.

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