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Organizing your Army

Recreating the national capabilities and composition for your forces.

Within Cold Steel and Canister Player Handbooks we provide background, organizational, and capability information.   These are general guides to help you quickly set and play realistic battles for the specified time period.  If you are recreating historical engagements you may want to do additional research, reflect actual vs. authorized strength of your units, evaluate the actual field commanders capabilities, layout terrain in accordance with historical records, etc..  As with painting there is no shortage of excellent information and you will find among others, Osprey, Nafzinger, and Empire Press resources very helpful as well as articles in publications such as the Napoleonic Society, Military History, MWAN, and others.

Organizational example provided in the Austrian 1809 Handbook:  III Austrian Korps

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Organizational example provided in the French 1809 Handbook:  Organizational Table

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