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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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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Light Troops for the Loyal Emigrants c.1795

With my Loyal Emigrants now forming up into two battalions, I wanted this famous regiment to have their own flank companies. Have just completed the light infantry, in their distinctive wide brimmed hats with green plume, band, and lace, recorded by contemporary sources. Next, the grenadiers.
MGB



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    1. Cheers Peter, they are rather distinctive!
      Michael

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  2. A wonderful uniform, presentation and paint job...what's not to like?

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    1. Cheers Phil, an impractical uniform, but so colourful, had to try and reproduce it on the table.
      Michael

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  3. Are these X-range? I presume so. Lovely paint work.
    Chris

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    1. Chris, these are part of my Anglo-Emigre-Dutch army for the French Revolutionary Wars 1793-1802. Most of these are my own converted/home-cast figures. The XR is largely found in my AWI Crown and Patriot armies, with some Fife and Drum mixed in.
      Michael

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    2. Chris, the list to the left (on this page) has a label 'AWI collection', it will give you a view of my X-range figures.
      Michael

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  4. Thanks for the AWI info for the XR. Really elegant, if static pose for the basic line and grenadiers. Must have been quite nice to paint.

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