Rebels and Patriots
The last in my current painting batch for my American Rebels and Patriots army for Guildford Courthouse is this Perry Miniatures 3 pounder with crew...Unfortunately this was case of the usual wargamer 'ooh shiny' disease hitting as I saw the model on Perry's website and just had to have it, forgetting the 1st Continental Artillery at Guildford Courthouse had 6 pounders. Oh well, I'll just have to buy one of those too! :-)In the background you can see 'Molly Parker' who comes with the Warlord AWI artillery set and kindly donated to the rebel cause by Steve Weekes.
Another eighteen infantry painted for Rebels and Patriots, though 2/3 of them saw their first action in a game of Sharp Practice earlier this week. From a Rebels and Patriots perspective they will be classed a Light Infantry, in a few test games we've played neither George or I felt that the Skirmish classification rules worked in a suitable fashion for the C18th and the one time we had a Sharpshooter unit on the table it was like facing an MG42! :-)As to what unit at Guildford Courthouse these guys are I'm not 100% sure. Initially the idea was to have some units of Virginian Rifle Corp Skirmishers but I need to have a think about it, perhaps they could be split into Light Infantry small units. Something to ponder...As previous the figures are a mix of Perry plastics and metals and some Foundry metals, block painted and dipped...
Having painted three units of Militia for Rebels and Patriots, I decided to concentrate on a second Continental Army unit to go with the 1st Maryland which I painted back in the July - the 2nd Maryland!By 1781 Continental Army units were supposed to wear blue coats (and when I get around to the Virginia regiments they will be in blue like the 1st Maryland), but following the destruction of Gates' army at Camden in 1780 the remnants of the seven Maryland line regiments which fought there were reconstituted, just before Guildford Courthouse, as the 1st Maryland Regiment and a new 2nd Maryland Regiment was raised, unusually for the time in brown coats (and unlike their namesakes from a year earlier at Camden who wore blue!).I have read that the drummer should be painted in a blue coat with red facings but I am not 100% sure of that so went with the traditional reversed colours...As previously I have block painted then dipped the figures in Army Painter Strong Tone dip, picking out the "white" straps in pale grey
Back to the North-West Frontier down BIG with George and I deciding to use Rebels and Patriots again, but picking one of the scenarios from The Men Who Would Be Kings - Seek and Destroy!Part of George's Pathan force set up in a village, which the Imperial force was tasked to destroy before Pathan reinforcements descended from the hills...The Imperial Field Force comprised of the 92nd (Gordon) Highlanders, 15th Sikhs, 13th Bengal Lancers and the newly painted 4th Gurkha Rifles. No, I don't know why I didn't take any artillery...As the Imperials slowly advance on the village, the call went out and Pathans from neighbouring valleys rushed to the aid of the beleaguered villagers...As the Imperials advanced they came under fire from a unit of Pathan Light Infantry on their flank.... Inflicting a couple of casualties on the 92nd Highlanders, although losing one of their own...The Bengal Lancers rashly decide to deal with the pesky rifles and Charge them, losing two lancers and gaining a Disorder
Last Thursday we had another Rebels and Patriots game. Most of the players complain about statistics for Indians with these rules and especially when they were given to me (what not everyone knows is that, for about 10 years, back in my home country, I was doing the Native American Reenactment). During our last game, we decided that the next one I will play against Indians and therefore we had our game.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejne spotkanie z zasadami Rebels and Patriots. Większość graczy narzekała na zbyt mocnych Indian w tych zasadach a jeszcze bardziej, gdy byli oni w moich rękach (większość nie wie, że przez 10 lat, gdy mieszkałem jeszcze w mojej Ojczyźnie, zajmowałem się odtwórstwem historycznym Rdzennych Mieszkańców Ameryki). Podczas naszej poprzedniej gry ustaliliśmy, że to ja będę grał przeciw Indianom i stąd nasza gra.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Mike EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Mike EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: Mike Evans, Michael Schneider, SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I M
I had a bit of a painting and dipping splurge on my Rebels & Patriots AWI Americans last week in an effort to get more of the army on the tabletop painted (shamed in some respects due to the excellent terrain Jim at BIG had laid out for a game).Loosely based on the American army at Guilford Courthouse, I finished two more Militia units to go with the previously painted North Carolina Militia. Unlike the North Carolina troops, these two units have generic rebel standards from Maverick Models so could be any Rebel Militia unit (or indeed with a change of flag Loyalist Tory Militia or even American Militia in the French & Indian Wars).As with the North Carolina unit, the figures are a mix of Perry plastics and metal, though I added some Foundry figures in for some more variation. Given they are all Perry sculpts they sit together nicely and I can't quite remember which ones are which.Painting once again was a case of block paint, dip with Army Painter Strong Tone and then pick out a few highlights (mainl
Finished my second Rebels & Patriots unit for service down BIG last night - they started well enough before rolling a double one on an activation and then rolling to retreat double move on the 'bad things' table which saw them bugger off from the field of play!The unit are a Militia unit made of up Perry metals and plastics with a Maverick Models flag. With a change (or removal) of standard they can be used as Militia for either side of the conflict.As previously the miniatures were block painted, "dipped" and a few highlights picked out to give that grubby campaign unit that I am looking to achieve...
Apologies for the lack of updates, gaming has been going on that I haven't had time to sit down and properly report back on, with the last month seeing us delve into the American Revolution using Rebels and Patriots, which is proving fun.I'll try and get the reports written and uploaded as soon as I can, but as it is the 4th July I thought I better post a couple of photos of my first fully painted American unit, the 1st Maryland (who were victorious last night).The miniatures are all Perry plastics and were block painted, dipped and then had some details picked out. You may recall I wanted them to look like they were on campaign not parade, so I have gone for quite a grubby look. I need to add a bit of grub to the flag which I picked up from Maverick Models (well worth checking out).The unit is currently sixteen strong the idea being to use 12 for R&P and 16 for Sharp Practice (which is popular in Bristol). I have however slightly cocked up the 16 as the command figures should be separate for Sharp,
Hi! Today two new short reports from games we had during the last two weeks. The first was a test game of new Michael's set for the Franco-Prussian War and is called Second Empire. The other game, played last week was Rebels and Patriots and again I received Indians to play... By the way, we got a new home and soon we will receive keys. Now I busy with packing stuff and prepare to move, so be aware, that this space could be quiet for some time...Witam! Dziś dwa raporty z naszych gier, rozegranych w ciągu ostatnich dwóch tygodni. Pierwsza z nich to testy nowych zasad Michaela dla wojny francusko pruskiej, zwane Second Empire. Druga to gra z poprzedniego tygodnia z zasadami Rebels and Patriots, gdzie znów dostałem do gry Indian... Tak przy okazji, to znaleźliźmy juz nowy dom i wkrótce dostaniemy do niego klucze. Teraz zajęty jestem pakowaniem wszystkich rzeczy i może się tak zdarzyć, że to miejsce zamilknie na pewien czas...1. Second Empire.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY:&nb
Last Thursday we had another French Indian War. Mike Evans asked to try Muskets And Tomahawks rules, as he never tried it before. However, because of recent Angus's fire and necessary of moving places, he temporary lost his rules and cards. Having game already set up, we decided to use Rebels and Patriots again.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejną grę z czasów wojny angielsko-francuskiej o kolonie w Ameryce Płn. Mike Evans poprosił nas o grę z zasadami Muskets And Tomahawks, ponieważ nigdy w nie grał. Jednakże z powodu niedawnego pożaru u Angusa i konieczności zmiany miejsca zamieszkania, zasady i karty gdzieś się zawieruszyły. Mając już grę ustawioną, zdecydowaliśmy się użyć znów zasad Rebels and Patriots.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Mike EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Mike EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Angus Konstam1. Forces. Siły.FRANCE/FRANCJA(Angus, Michael, Bartek)1 x regular line infantry1 x light line infantry1 x Coeur de Bois3 x Militia3
Last week down BIG George came up with a cunning idea of playing a NWF colonial game using Rebels and Patriots rather than The Men Who Would Be Kings, partly, as we had both concluded the latter was more suited to the 1870's to '90's colonial form of warfare and we both have a hankering to do the Indian Mutiny and First Afghan War, and also just to see how differently they played given their common heritage.For the British I went with three units of Light Infantry, upgraded to Good Shooters and Aggressive and a unit of Light Cavalry upgraded to Veteran, Good Shooters and Aggressive. For his Afghans George split his force between Skirmishers and Natives beefed up into Large units (18 figures from 12).We picked the It's Awfully Quiet Out There... scenario from Kings but both had 36 point forces.As it was more a test of the rules than anything else I didn't take as many photos as normal. My battle plan was to try and get my force into the near right corner and then shoot the advancing Afghans down.The first
Last Thursday we had game with new set of rules, called Rebels & Patriots. This set is another clone of Lion Rampant, this time to wargame conflicts from New World, especially from the northern part. So far we really liked all the previous versions and we were very curious about new one.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy grę z nowymi zasadami, zwanymi Rebels & Patriots. Jest to kolejny klon Lion Rampant, tym razem poświęcony konfliktom z Nowego Świata, szczególnie z jej północnej części. Jak do tej pory podobały się nam wszystkie poprzednie wersje i byliśmy bardzo ciekawi tej nowej.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Evans1. Forces. Siły.GREAT BRITAIN/WIELKA BRYTANIA(Mike, Peter, Michael)1st Brigade1 x Line Infantry (Large)2 x Line Infantry1 x Line Infantry (Small, Elite)1 x Gun2nd Brigade1 x Line Infantry (Large)2 x Line Infantry1 x Militia1 x Gun3rd Brigade1 x Line Infantry1 x Line
As previously posted 2019 will see me raising the flag of rebellion and raising an American force for Osprey's forthcoming Rebels and Patriots rules. I have always been interested in the Southern campaign so have decided to base my army on that of Nathanael Greene who took command of the Continental Army following the disaster at Camden, more specifically to start the American army at Guilford Courthouse and the battle there on 15th March 1781.Having seen a sneak peak of the AWI army lists I may have been a tad optimistic that one box of Perry's plastics would supply the bulk of my army in that a 12 figure line infantry unit is only 4 points out of a 24 point basic force, so I thought I better crack on if I am to have a reasonably sized army ready to defeat the nefarious British!So today I stuck together two units of Continental Army line infantry, that will be painted up as the 1st and 2nd Maryland Regiments who fought at Guilford Courthouse.1st Maryland Regiment (Continental Line Infantry)As the keen e
The news that Osprey will be releasing their latest Dan Mersey rules Rebels and Patriots in the new year has piqued my interest.The rules will apparently cover small North American battles (similar in size to The Men Who Would Be Kings from the French Indian Wars through to the American Civil War.I have to confess I am pretty much game for any American war from this hundred odd years, they all have some appeal, but having had a chat with George the other week the Revolutionary War appealed most to him so I said I was happy to raise a small army for that.As he already had a box of Perry AWI British infantry I have agreed to go American which is ok with me as there is no lace to paint and I don't like tea! :-)Having read a couple of playtest AAR reports, it looks like unit size is pretty much as per previous Mersey rules, regular/militia infantry 12 figures a unit, skirmishers and cavalry 6 and (possibly) Native American warbands at 18 (not 100% sure about this), so a box of Perry Continental infantry will give