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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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Monday, 8 May 2017

Naval battery of 18pdrs, ready for service

Just completed a naval battery of 18pdrs. Although painted up as Royal Navy, this unit could just as well represent American, Dutch, and perhaps even French if I add a suitable commander. It could also cover both the American Revolution or the early years of the French Revolution. Most of the figures are Dixon Miniatures but other makes have been drafted. The guns are from Hinchcliffe.
MGB




10 comments:

  1. Nicely done, very useful for a number of different game settings

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    1. Thanks Allan, yes, it will open up a large number of fun scenarios.
      Michael

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    1. Thank you Jonathan, it will be very useful for many actions set in 1760 to 1800.
      Michael

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  3. Spectacular and beautiful guns!

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    1. Thanks for the morale boost Phil. The Hinchcliffe 18pdr is a bit fiddly to put together as the carriage comes in two halves, but its worth the effort.
      Michael

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  4. Well that smacks of an attack/defence type of game with unequal forces. Those guns will be a hard defensive nut to crack.
    Beautifully done as always, my compliments Michael.

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    1. It needs to be powerful CB, there is an awful lot of revolutionary French, and they too are about to acquire some powerful artillery. I've never been inspired by even-point games, the scenario is what excites me. Thanks for the support.
      Michael

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  5. Look lovely Michael. I really like the variety of poses of the crew figures and the guns are most impressive—as is the 'basing'!

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    1. Thats kind of you James, I have wanted a simple, powerful Naval battery for a long time and these guns will solve that issue.
      Michael

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