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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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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Raising some Hezzlewood AWI figures (28mm)

Have recently painted and based some American War of Independence figures to serve in a small level game with friends. Although this blog is devoted to the FRW, I have always admired the design skills of the late Steve Hezzlewood and will occasionally include some photos from my new AWI collection. These first show some Hinchliffe X-RANGE American militiamen advancing, and some Continental light infantry companies. MGB


4 comments:

  1. These are still a great range to use, and a really good value price. Steve Hezzlewood was a brilliant designer. Are you aware that you can still buy figures from his old Pax Britannica ranges, from the USA. The company is good to deal with and is called the Dayton Painting Consortium. They have a lot of Steve's old ranges, at good prices.Nice painting again, well done.

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    1. Yes Robbie, but I have not yet ordered from that company, I will try giving them a phone call. Previously, I had a fair number of RSM when I was able to purchase from a friend/supplier in Exmouth, Rick Lawrence. He has now moved on, and I, foolishly, sold most of that collection in the 1990s. Now I'm raising them again! Michael

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  2. Superb looking units, and I like the "no nonsense" and very neat paint job. Are you a black or a white undercoater?

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    1. Thank you CB, I was always a white prime, particularly for any units with white waistcoats and breeches. but lately i have been using a very cheap car spray primer in grey, with very good results. I have used the same in black for medievals, that are largely in plate armour. The tins cost about £4.50 and last for ages. Michael

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