Wargame Rules


RAISING MINIATURE ARMIES FOR THE LATE 18TH CENTURY

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.

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Sunday, 11 October 2015

18th Century Slave Quarters (AWI and FRW)

This is a model I actually put together in 2011, using different types of card, the wood glue and mdf base making it a very sturdy construction. Based on some still standing accommodation for slaves, I am planning to get a lot more use from this model in future American War of Independence games, or West Indian actions during the French Revolutionary Wars. Gun limber and figures are from Hinchliffe. MGB

         

  

  

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    1. Thanks Allan, not quite an orangery lol.

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  2. Very nice indeed. It is always quite refreshing to create a bit of scenery after a long spell of painting figures.

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    1. Thanks CB, I'm actually working on a gun emplacement and gateway to a small stockade. Will be fighting a wargame or two on the 25th. Said I would raise some AWI militia, at the moment I have six farmers with pitchforks etc...... could be a quick game I fear.
      Have compiled some notes with your photos you kindly sent, will be uploading in the near future. Michael

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