There is almost an infinite number of variations in the organization and structure of Armies during the Napoleonic Wars. This leaves players to choose one of two routes: build Armies, Forces, and Formations based on research of historical orders of battle, or build plausible Forces and Formations that are generically representative of their historical counterparts.

For players who want to model their Army as close as possible to history we recommend using the rosters in our ESR Campaign Guide Series.

For players who wish to go the other route in order to facilitate ‘what-ifs’, pickup games, and fictional scenarios, we’re publishing Force Composition Guides. Force Composition Guides will give you the basic idea of what the skeleton of a faction’s historical Formations should look like. These aren’t meant to be exhaustive or explicitly authoritative but a guide to getting started in building a historically plausible Force to play ESR Series 3.

The first of these Force Composition Guides are meant to be used in conjunction with the Raising an Army section of Et sans résultat! Series 3 and we’ll be expanding them over time to cover more factions, more eras within the Age of Napoléon, and more variations and options players can employ in their tabletop games.