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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, 6 July 2016

18th Century Pigs and Pigsty

Work continues on my farming community. Here is my recently completed pigsty, being French farmers, the pigs are Ass Black Limousine, correct for the period. Figures were purchased from Crann Tara in the UK. The pigs are heavily restored 1930s toys.
MGB

6 comments:

  1. Nice little farm building, well executed

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    1. Thanks, Allan, another feature to fight over!
      Michael

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  2. Great work, another splendid addition to the table. I was just asking myself if your planning to build a cornish tin mine with a 28mm Ross Poldark figure galloping around it. :-)

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    1. Funny you say that, CB, another wargamer said he saw links to Trumpton in my models. Well I took that as a compliment, I loved those early kids programmes, have DVDs for Camberwick Green, Captain Scarlet, and so many more. Yes, I remember my family sitting down to watch the first series of Poldark during the 1970s. Now the idea of a tin mine under Ross's management....... interesting. I will get straight on to it after I have made a windmill for Windy Miller lol. Michael

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