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.
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.