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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, 29 December 2016

SPARE MUSKETS FOR THE ARMOURY

Decided to spend some time clearing my spares box. Nearly 100 brown bess muskets, charleville muskets, and some civilian firelocks and carbines are now painted and ready. Also cleared some baggage items.  MGB

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    1. Thanks Dave. If I paint up a figure, or convert another I can now draw on the store for weaponry. Having done the work, a fun photo was in order.
      Michael

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  2. I find it amusing to think that when friends ask the question "What did you do last night?" The answer is "I sorted out a hundred Brown Bess and Charleville muskets!"
    Seriously though, one can never have enough of them.
    A very happy and above all healthy new year to you Michael.

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    1. Thank you CB. To be honest, I just hate looking at so many small lead castings, so I decided to clean them up and undercoat them ready, but then I decided to have them painted and ready. Hope it will encourage me to paint the figures to go with them. Best wishes for the new year!
      Michael

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