THE BLENHEIM PROJECT 1:5
The BLENHEIM 1704 - 1:5 project represents my try to recreate a famous battles on a rate 1 paper soldier = 5 real men with 15 mm tall papersoldiers. This huge proportion makes possible to have battallions set up for battle and formed by more than 110 paper soldiers.
This battle allows also to show here my system of wargaming called "SINE ALEA" (in Latin, meaning "without dice"), where the fights are solved through a mathematical calculation based on the "law of big numbers).
I checked on Internet and I found 2 very good sites that describe a particular moment of this battle. http://leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.it/2013/08/my-blenheim-project-rowes-brigade.html . This one shows the Regiments that partecipated to the famous assault on the Blenheim village at the beginning of the battle. This attack was led by Lt. General Lord Cutt, that attacked (and died in this action) at the top of the Rowe's Brigade.
The second site describe perfectly the uniforms and (almost all the) flags of the same famous and brave event http://www.thewaroffice.co.uk/Blenheim/Images/Blenheim%20Column/Rowe's%20Brigade.jpg.
To recreate the uniforms of this Brigade I also used the very famous book "The Armies and Uniforms of Marlbourough's War Volume I, by CS Grant (Partizan Historical publishing).
Besides this informations about uniforms, the Battle of Blenheim is also very treated by British writers and so it is quite simple to find also the Order of Battle (with the detail of the men composing every battallion) of the Rowe's Brigade.
Each (British) battallion has been placed on a stand of 3 cm deep and (about) 20 - 22 cm length (depending on the real number of men, arriving till 27! this is the big difference with the ordinary wargames where the stand are all the same in a very un-historical way).
Please check the pages with the single units!
PS: for the moment I abandoned the dream I had to reproduce a huge battle on a rate 1:1. Actually the main problem is the space for the battlefield and not the cost for papersoldiers, absolutly affordable. In the phantastic project https://www.baccus6mm.com/includes/projects/ttt_text.inc.php that I really like, the rate is indeed 1:1, but the fact is that the battle involve just (!) a 10.000 men per each army. The number is huge, but it is still feasable. Even the battle of Blenheim in this rate 1:5 will have even more than 10.000 men per army. The problems is that a XVII century army had its troops deployed in more ranks. The battle of Blenheim saw the troops mainly deployed in 3/4 ranks, so not only the number is 5 times but also the deployement is the double. So all together it makes 10 times wider army at least!