With several members in my living history group raising 28mm AWI figures to wage war on my Rebels, I have been forced to clear some lead figures, to better protect my Georgian town from potential attacks. Here is my South Carolina Artillery, also known an the 4th SC Regiment. They appear to have operated both field and garrison carriages in different actions so I have not attached them to a particular piece. Several castings have had the heads converted, others have been replaced. Arms and legs manipulated with pliers. Have also raised a number of Delaware Continentals to better support my numerous militia.
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.