Just a quick follow-on to the recent upload on my system for creating roads. Have now used the moleskin to provide several ploughed fields and, again, the material really does sit well on the static grass tabletop. Also included in the photos below, a miniature Christmas tree picked up in a charity shop yesterday for £1. It came with some rather nice scaled-down decorations, and only required a quick paint job to its original white plastic base.
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.