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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, 12 September 2017

The Legion des Allobroges, all three sections form up

Among my recent castings are some cavalrymen for my Allobroges Legion. And I have also just put together a few artillerymen to operate the legion's own artillery section.
MGB





8 comments:

  1. Beautiful units...and tents!

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    1. Thanks Phil, it was time I completed the horse and artillery sections. Prefer making card tents, the moulded always look too heavy.
      Michael

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    1. Thanks Allan, its a distinctive unit to use in a wargame scenario.
      Michael

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  3. Absolutuly beautiful. Although, as you are aware, I am a real cavalry nut I adore the two man gun crew in the final photo. They really look like they are wondering "Where the hell did that shot go... a bit to close to our own General!!!" Love the stripey trousers. I once took part in a revolutionary period re-enactment and was given a pair of stripey trousers to wear just like those.

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    1. Thank you CB, it is fun having some 18th century legions in a collection, and they're often not that numerically large, despite their title. On another issue, I'm the poor sod that had to make three pairs of stripes trousers for my living history group, portraying 1790s Royal Navy ratings. Regards,
      Michael

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