Wargame Rules


I am very keen to keep my wargame rules as simple as possible yet capture the character of the 1790s. Accordingly, most of the French troops are 'levee' battalions, which I have chosen to base in column as their ability to change formation on a battlefield must have been limited, nor do I believe their volley fire had any great value. Of better quality, able to change formation, will be white-coated regular and blue-coated volunteer battalions aided by a fair number of skirmishers. The British, Austrian, Dutch and German armies are often outnumbered, but they maintain the discipline and order of typical 18th century armed forces. Interestingly, French revolutionary cavalry have little in common with their later Napoleonic counterparts, the former are few in number, often poorly mounted, and no match for those in the service of the Allies.


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

French Revolutionary Recruits

Several new units were completed for the wargame table during January and February. Looking forward to using them soon in a game.

The French have two more levee battalions, the Rochellois and the brown-coated Santerre. There is a company of National Guard chasseurs too. And an all important wine transporter which is a converted and repainted Ledo model, even the bowler-hat figure was given a bicorne and miliput hair and now looks period correct.

For the Allies is a small unit of Baron de Luninck's Light Infantry. Raised in 1794 originally for the Dutch and then briefly for the British, it will provide some useful skirmishers.


  1. They look great, congratulations. We'll look forward to the post about their first outing on the tabletop. Hopefully they won't suffer from "new unit syndrome"!!

    1. Hi James, thanks for the kind words. Since I generally command the smaller army, new unit syndrome might prove useful on the French player!