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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, 22 April 2017

Dutch Artillery Battery for 1793

Some time back I picked up these artillerymen roughly painted up as French. When I decided to repaint them I also felt they would look more appropriate in my Allied army, serving as Dutch. More recent acquisitions which I have just completed are the two Prussian cannon and, originally, an ACW cart which I have converted into something more 18th century, moving the axle and replacing the shafts. I think it now looks quite suitable.
MGB

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful additions, and your bases are perfect, realistic and superb...as is the paintjob!

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    1. Thats kind of you Phil. I quite enjoyed this conversion and restoration project. When it comes to basing, I typically work on a quantity of figures in one go.
      Michael

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    1. Thank you Allan, having something Dutch on the wargames table might curb the need to resort to Dutch courage before throwing some dice.
      Michael

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  3. Very dashing...those white epaulettes are certainly striking.I agree with Phil, basing and paintjob superb as always.
    regars
    CB

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    1. Thanks CB, I think the early 1790s campaign in the Low Countries has really caught my interest. I needed some Dutch artillery.
      Michael

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