November 22, 2014

AWI American Artillery

Here are the last of the combat units for my original goal for the American army...

I have limbers and a powder wagon to add at some point, but artillery wasn't as nimble in the AWI as in later periods. The limbers were usually civilian hires and their wagon teams were moved to the rear in fighting. It was not at all certain that they would come back if the battle was going against them! Limbers would be more useful in meeting engagements where the guns need to move onto the field.

I left the cannons loose on the base so I can swap out the guns for other calibers or use the same guns with the limbers. The Perry limbers actually come with their guns so if I can round up some loose artillerist models I can make two more stands - probably far more than I would need for most battles. I plan to add a pair of 40x40 stands to place behind these models to form a small artillery park with drag men, spare equipment, crates, etc.

November 12, 2014

Brigadier General Daniel Morgan

Finally we come to the commander-in-chief of my little army, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and a couple of his loyal rifles...

I am nearing rarified air - actually reaching the goal I set for a historical army! In a few days I will finish it off with a couple of guns, a summary of the American collection, and a plan for the British going forward!

November 10, 2014

Colonel William Washington

Here is the commander for my mounted brigade, Colonel William Washington (though he might not always represent the esteemed colonel in fictional scenarios)!

It may also be more accurate to field the mounted elements of the army without a brigade commander as these were often in reserve under the direct command of the commander-in-chief, but I like the idea of having the famous colonel represented on the table!

November 8, 2014

AWI Skirmishers 06

Ok, 24 models in six days! Here are group shots of the two 12-model units...

I'd actually like to expand this part of the collection to 24 militia and 24 uniformed models, possibly with some light infantry uniforms mixed in. However, this is plenty for now.

Up next, a couple more commanders and a pair of cannons!

November 3, 2014

AWI Skirmishers 01

The initial goal for my skirmishers is 24 models. Before starting on the last few units, I culled though my lead pile and found 24 unique sculpts to form my 'light battalion'.

These models are not meant to represent any particular unit and will be fielded in groups of 6-20 depending on the scenario. I can also use these models for a true skirmish game!