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.


Monday, 21 December 2015

18th Century Blacksmith's Shop (28mm)

Have just completed this smithy for my Crann Tara 28mm blacksmith and son. The model is made out of various cardboards but is very robust, and is based on a building in St.Augustine, Florida. Still some minor details to add before its ready to open, such as a shop sign, anvil etc. Have decided to slightly raise the building like many other colonial constructions. Doubt whether the materials cost more than £2 in total. I'm planning to use it in a game during the next two weeks. MGB


  1. Well that looks damned fine for about two pounds in material costs!! (Just as well at this expensive time of the year). Very nice.. I look forward to seeing it on the table at some time.

    1. Cheers CB. I would like to thank the back of a writing pad, nutty cornflakes, and unwanted mounting card given to me from a friend that owns a picture framing shop. Without their contribution it would not have been possible. Hope you have a Happy Christmas. Michael

  2. That's a very nice looking building , made all the more special with the photos of an authentic reference source. Admire your patience as all the roof shingles look individually made. Well done.

    1. Thank you Chris Gregg for the kind comments, its worth spending some time constructing the roof as it allows my rather basic materials to catch up on the superb detail found on resin buildings. Michael