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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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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

2nd New Hampshire Regiment c.1777

A new Continental battalion joins my Rebel American army. This is the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment in their distinctive lighter blue coats. There are several renditions to the format of their flag, I prefer to keep the correct British Union in the canton, so typical of many colours carried by Rebel troops during 1775-77.
MGB

6 comments:

  1. Great looking unit, well done!

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    1. Thanks Phil, their lighter blue coats certainly add to the Rebel Army.
      Michael

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  2. Lovely looking Steve Hezzlewood figures, well done.

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    1. Thanks Robbie, I have always been a fan of the Hezzlewood style of castings. These are correctly proportioned miniatures, not caricatures.
      Michael

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  3. Brilliant! I remember Curt Johnsons book "Battles og the American Revolution" On one of the pages there are examples of command stands, Peter Gilder figures. One of them was the New Hamphires colour party. I remember thinking..wow Rebels in light blue..nice change. You have captured them superbly again.

    Best regards
    CB

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    1. Thanks CB, the battalion certainly adds some colour to the war-game table!
      Michael

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