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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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Friday, 17 March 2017

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS c.1794

My Georgian town could use some more locally recruited volunteers, in case of invasion. Here is my second company. These are my own castings in bearskin-crested top-hats, and have been given distinctive orange facings. Will later issue a company colour.
MGB


12 comments:

  1. These are very good sculpted figures, well done.

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    1. Thanks Robbie, some makes now produce similar but when I started my British 1790s there was nothing available.
      Michael

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  2. Nicely sculpted figures, make up a neat little unit

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    1. Thank you Allan, having these part-time defenders will add to late 18th century scenarios.
      Michael

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    1. Thank you Phil, appreciate the morale boosts. And they do look colourful.
      Michael

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  4. Superbly done. Self casted volunteers rallying to the cause. Another lovely edition to a delightful collection.

    Regards
    CB

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    1. Thanks CB. By the way, have just ordered some Dixon French Revolution to add to my Batave Battalion, it will serve as my skirmish-game unit, individual firing etc.
      Michael

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  5. Just to add my compliments Michael, making your own figures is very difficult and yours look great.

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    1. Hi Chris, thanks for the comment, occasionally visit your blog!
      Michael

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    1. Thank you Sir, not on a par with commercial castings, but I'm happy with them.
      Michael

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