Wargame Rules


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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Friday, 17 March 2017

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS c.1794

My Georgian town could use some more locally recruited volunteers, in case of invasion. Here is my second company. These are my own castings in bearskin-crested top-hats, and have been given distinctive orange facings. Will later issue a company colour.
MGB


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

2nd New Hampshire Regiment c.1777

A new Continental battalion joins my Rebel American army. This is the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment in their distinctive lighter blue coats. There are several renditions to the format of their flag, I prefer to keep the correct British Union in the canton, so typical of many colours carried by Rebel troops during 1775-77.
MGB