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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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Thursday, 2 June 2016

French Marines, Navy, and Privateers prepare for War!

Have been working on my French Marine battalion. Decided it was time to muster all my Revolutionary naval forces. Still lots of work to do repairing, improving, and augmenting. MGB



6 comments:

  1. Some very nice scenes there Michael. One can almost smell the salt on the bicornes of the Marines.

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    1. Hi CB, still lots of work to do, and I plan to put some time into improving my scratch built ships. Will then mix some commercial models into the fleet.
      Michael

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  2. Very nice post and beautiful pictures, 'Bien joué monsieur!'...

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    1. Thank you, Phil, but I know it still needs a lot more work!
      Michael

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    1. Jared, if you are referring to the figures, they really are a mixture of makes, and some of my own castings/conversions. Most of them are Wargames Foundry, Dixon, and (OOP) Abbots. Hope that helps. Michael
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