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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, 27 October 2016

British Grenadier Battalion 1770s

As part of my Hezzlewood/Fife and Drum collection for the AWI, have just completed a battalion of grenadiers. Each company musters 4-5 figures using a ratio of 1=10men. These castings are X-Range available from Hinchcliffe Miniatures.
MGB




10 comments:

  1. The x range are still one of the best ranges, albeit a very small range, you've done a lovely job with these.

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    1. Very kind Robbie, thank you.
      Michael

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  2. Very smart, they really do look as though they are on parade.
    Dave.

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    1. Thank you Dave. There are 'issues' with the x-range, but I like working with them.
      Michael

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    1. Thanks Allan, its a simple but nice casting for the 18th century.
      Michael

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  4. Lovely Michael, very swish on parade!

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    1. Thank you James, most kind. I don't recommend a 36 figure painting run, but I'm pleased its done!
      Michael

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  5. Another fine looking addition. You have done a marvelous job with those x range figures.
    Regards
    CB

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    1. Thank you CB, the x-range doesn't suit everyone as you actually paint on most of the detail, but it suits my style of brushwork.
      Cheers,
      Michael

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