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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, 20 June 2017

The Old Royal Army have a field day c.1792

Having risked an entire battalion with paint remover, I'm pleased to report that the 8th Regiment has now received their new uniforms, colours and weaponry. Thought it was time to muster the five Line battalions, one grenadier battalion, and some depot companies of another regiment. In all, 140 whitecoats mustered for the inspection. Also attending were the infantry of the Batave Legion, and colours were duly presented.
MGB



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    1. Thank you Dave, unless I pick up some more castings at a silly price, this will be my FRW white coated troops. Now returning to my FRW cavalry and artillery, some interesting recruiting is underway.
      Michael

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  2. I always thought the old Royalist uniforms prior to the revolution were very smart. You have done a wonderful job on their new look.Can I recommend you look at the AWI X range, for some really class figures, static but top quality.

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    1. Hi Robbie, my AWI British are already Hezzlewood/X-RANGE castings and also Fife&Drum so I won't use the same for the French. Yes, I do agree, they are classics. For me they are perfect war-game miniatures as I don't really want to recreate units which I feel pertain more to a diorama in 54mm, if that makes sense. I read your comment about another forum, I decided to resign as what hobby time I have should be given over to my two blogs.
      Michael

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