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Author Topic: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 17 07 21  (Read 14978 times)

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 19 06 21
« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2021, 05:25:50 PM »
I've wanted a more general group of loyalists and Giles Alisson's excellent blog Tarleton's Quarter suggest you can make these using the Perry plastic continental bodies and the round hats that come with the plastic British regulars. I've used the British arms with muskets at the trail and gone with green jackets with white facings. Any thoughts on whether these would also pass as QR centre company men?

Yes, they would, but only for one particular year (I think it was 1778 - it came up in a thread on the QRs on here a couple of months back) as it was the only one where they were issued this style of clothing - for the rest of the war, it was green coats with green facings, for all QR contingents.  Sorry (and after you went to the trouble of doing a pre-1780 - leather caps - version of the unit, too!!!).

Don't despair though, the QRs are a fantastic unit for an all-arms SP2 force - you can have grenadiers, centre companies, TWO light companies (one in highland bonnets), riflemen (who can travel mounted if you wish, and even take part in a charge), two types of cavalry, and a small artillery piece.  Your "Loyalists" in green coats faced white, can double as "vanilla" Loyalists, or even Continental Marines if you need an alternative use for them.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2021, 05:30:13 PM by Baron von Wreckedoften »
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Offline Ceeteegee

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 06 21
« Reply #106 on: June 20, 2021, 10:28:50 PM »
A very, very nice looking QR unit you have there. They're on my to do list in metal, but in the meantime I have all the parts required to make those.
I made a large unit for Emmerich's Chasseurs after reading Giles Allisons'blog, with a small light company and a small unit of riflemen with as close as I could get to the 1776 rifles. But I could do with more Loyalists.   
PS Both groups I game with have a very relaxed attitude to the various theatres. I just favour Loyalist battalions with militia and native warriors. 

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 19 06 21
« Reply #107 on: June 20, 2021, 11:02:06 PM »
Yes, they would, but only for one particular year (I think it was 1778 - it came up in a thread on the QRs on here a couple of months back) as it was the only one where they were issued this style of clothing - for the rest of the war, it was green coats with green facings, for all QR contingents.  Sorry (and after you went to the trouble of doing a pre-1780 - leather caps - version of the unit, too!!!).


Damn these people and their ever changing uniforms. If I didnít know better Iíd suspect all the colonels were in cahoots with figure manufacturers, hell bent on maximising how much cash they can extract from us! Rogers and Simcoe were the Games Workshop of their day 😂

Joking aside, many thanks for the informative response. Iíve found that other thread too, equally enlightening. At least those figures in the round hats can also serve as a vanilla loyalist unit (which was the main intention) but good to know they can do service elsewhere. I hadnít even thought about Continental marines, good one!
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Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 06 21
« Reply #108 on: June 21, 2021, 06:31:25 PM »
One of the good things about the AWI, much like the ECW/TYW in fact, is that units are transferrable not just within an army, but even from one army to another - for example, Simcoe's, Tarleton's and Lee's corps all impersonated each other at some point in the Southern campaigns.

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 06 21
« Reply #109 on: June 24, 2021, 07:27:45 PM »
Rerally nice work.
Wonderful thread.

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 06 21
« Reply #110 on: July 17, 2021, 02:09:31 AM »
Another house for the collection, again from Sarissaís North American range. I think this is called simply Ďhouse with stone chimney and porchí. As usual Iíve added roof tiles, these are from Charlie Foxtrot.



The chimney breast is very slender and so Iíve increased the size by cutting a piece of cork floor tile to shape and glueing it on.



The chimney and other stone effects around the base of the house I will wrap with embossed wallpaper with a scale brick print (eBay purchase).



I painted with craft acrylics and then glued the wallpaper on with PVA, the only reason to do it in that order is to avoid accidentally getting paint on it. I also made a small chimney pot using Milliput.







Next job is to make up a small base for it:




 

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