28mm Austrian Army
I wanted to play large multi corps battles, but my armies were organised as 36 figure infantry battalions and 8 figure cavalry squadrons.
Clearly a major compromise was required. I finally decided on small corps of 32 infantry, 4 cavalry and 1 gun per corps. I would convert each 36 figure infantry battalion to 4 infantry brigades of 8 figures each. Each 8 figure cavalry squadron would become 2 cavalry brigades of 4 figures each.
The national breakdown was as follows
4 Austrian corps
4 British/Portuguese corps
4 Prussian corps
4 Russian corps
4 Spanish corps
1 French old guard corps
1 French young guard corps
6 French line corps
3 Bavarian corps
2 Polish corps
1 Baden corps
1 Italian corps
1 Westphalian corps
18mm Austrian Army
Some may find it difficult to accept that 8 infantry figures would represent an infantry brigade, or 4 mounted figures a cavalry brigade. But the alternative would be to restrict my wargame system to fighting brigade or division sized wargames, which I was not prepared to do.
With this compromise I had sufficient figures to create a reasonable, if fictional, order of battle for each nation.
My final order of battle was 20 allied corps and 16 French corps
You can find a detailed order of battle for each of the 36 corps on the Campaign Diary Blog here
Next we will consider how they will be organised in armies.