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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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

ROYAL ARTILLERY BATTERY for the AWI

A return to my AWI collection this time. Although drawn mainly from the Steve Hezzlewood castings found in the Hinchcliffe X-Range, most of these figures on show are actually Fife & Drum castings, and they mix extremely well with the former. Once more, they arrived flash free, and were a real pleasure to paint. The artillery pieces, carts, etc are also Hinchcliffe models.

Also included is a new terrain piece providing a river junction.
MGB





10 comments:

  1. Superb, artillery and terrain pieces!

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    1. Thanks Phil, the Crown troops have finally got some artillery support.
      Michael

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, they were very easy to paint.
      Michael

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  3. Very smart looking , great figures and inviting river!

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    1. Chris, the Fife and Drum figures were very quick to paint, even more so since a friend got me some grey ink wash.
      Michael

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  4. Another lovely addition, all looking rather elegant in those natty helmets.

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    1. Hi CB, they are what are often styled Burgoyne expedition caps of 1777, thought to have been constructed by cutting down the basic felt hat, and ornamenting with a horsehair crest. A re-enactment friend actually made one but concluded it really needed reinforcing to hold its shape. But they do look elegant in miniature.
      Michael

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  5. Always a joy to look at your collection, so well Painted and displayed like the terrain

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    1. Most kind Graham, very pleased with those Crann Tara dismounted hussars I purchased recently.
      Michael

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