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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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Monday, 19 December 2016

SALM HORSE ARTILLERY 1790s

I already had a make-shift horse artillery for my Emigre/German Salm Hussars but I really wanted something better. I'm a lot happier with this model. Converted Hinchcliffe figures and galloper gun with my own bearskin-crested hats. MGB


                     


6 comments:

  1. Excellent job, painting and basing are superb!

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    1. Thanks Phil, for your support!
      Michael

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    1. Thank you Dave, I like the Salm units, they add a lot to my British-Dutch-Emigre forces.
      Michael

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  3. What a dashing looking unit. They look absolutely superb. Salm units really are a fascinating subject....and on my doorstep.
    CB

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    1. Thats interesting CB. I have given the infantry a flag based on the Salm coat of arms, and I think their red and black uniforms, also the hussars, may be linked to this.
      Michael

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