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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, 2 December 2017

Dismounted Augereau Hussar-Guides take the Field

Just completed a dismounted troop of Augereau Hussar-Guides for my French Revolutionary army. The figures are actually designed for the mid-18th century, and produced by Crann Tara Miniatures. Because of their earlier portrayal, I used a knife to alter the bow-cockade for something like a round-cockade, appropriate for the 1790s. I must say, the figures arrived totally free of flash, and they are exquisite miniatures, what I call anatomically correct, no caricatures here. Hope my painting does them justice.
MGB



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    1. Thanks Robbie, they are lovely castings.
      Michael

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  2. Great looking Hussar-Guides, lovely colors and nice scenery...

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    1. Phil, when I discovered this unit, I had to represent their colourful uniform in the collection.
      Michael

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  3. You've done a great job on those Michael.
    Chris

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    1. Thanks Chris, its such a pleasure not having any flash to remove, and their elegant design.
      Michael

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    1. Thank you Allan, have always wanted to include some dismounted hussars in the collection. Very pleased with these castings.
      Michael

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  5. I caqn assure you that your painting does these castings justice.... and more.

    Another quality additionto to an already excellant collection. Well done again.
    (Cant have enough Hussars y'know)

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    1. Hi CB, my painting standard is just fair, seen much better. But the uniform for this unit, and the quality of the castings are sublime! Two more dismounted troops to paint, one for the Dutch, one for the British.
      Michael

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