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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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Saturday, 29 April 2017

AWI BAGGAGE TRAIN

Two more wagons were completed yesterday. With their loyal militia attendants, these will be attached to my British AWI troops. Another three wagons are just awaiting their drivers to be painted and they will be serving with my British FRW army. I'm rather pleased with the cart as this is my own casting using up some spare wheels. MGB


6 comments:

  1. That's very very nice, painting and basing!

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    1. Thank you Phil, still quite a few to complete!
      Michael

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  2. Lovely wagons, the basing is very effective

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    1. Thanks Allan, I picked up a load from Hinchcliffe, and I'm making some of my own.
      Michael

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  3. Delightful addition. The sort of "extra" that makes the geming table come alive.

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    1. Thank you CB, I'm certainly building up a fair number of wagons and carts for both 18th century conflicts.
      Michael

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