Piquet Cartouche Basing for American Revolution (15/18mm)

September 19, 2015

For Piquet, I settled on the following base sizes:

Regular Infantry are 3 on a 1.125″ wide x .75″ deep base

Light Infantry are 2 on a 1.125″ wide x .75″ deep base

Cavalry are 2 on a 1″ wide x 1.5″ deep base

Artillery are 2 gunners and 1 cannon on a 1″ wide x 1.5″ deep base

Commanders are 1 mounted or foot figure on a 1.25″ x 1.25″ base

The Commander in chief is 2 figures (mounted or foot) on a 1.5″ x 1.5″ base

I use a ruler scaled to 75% of normal size, so 3″ actual inches are 4″ on the ruler. That allows me to play most of the medium and smaller battles of the American Revolution on a 6′ x 4′ table (battalion scale).

Here are some photos to illustrate that basing:

This is the King’s Rangers, later known as the King’s Carolina Rangers. Uniform information on this unit is scarce, but these uniforms are based on the best information I could find. The unit probably didn’t have red wings on the shoulders, but I just didn’t feel like trying to file them off. This is a light infantry type of unit, so it is 2 figures per stand. This unit was involved in the 1781 battle to take Augusta, Georgia.

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Here is the 7th Regiment of Foot. I originally painted this unit for Volley and Bayonet and didn’t put a flag on the unit. I do believe that the regiment carried a flag (or two flags) at Cowpens as it is one of the reportedly captured flags. This is a regular infantry unit, so it has 3 figures per stand.

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More photos to come in future posts.

 


Piquet Version of Greene’s Southern Campaign

July 27, 2015

I’ve been rebasing my 15mm American Revolution figures for Piquet. So far I’ve been able to rebase 500 or so of them. I still need to rebase a few key units (British Legion Infantry and Lee’s Legion infantry and cavalry) before I can start the campaign (and then another 100 or so more to have all of my American Revolution figures based for Piquet. I don’t have every exact unit, but I’m going to do some similar substitutions (like the British 4th Regiment of Foot for the 23rd Regiment of Foot) so I can play the campaign. Below are the campaign order of battle (updated from the Johnny Reb 3 version) and the campaign rules with lots of Piquet specific rules and recommendations of what rules to use from the Piquet Cartouche supplement.

Order of Battle: Blog Greene’s Southern Campaign Piquet

Campaign Rules (for Piquet): PK GSC Campaign rules


Greene’s Southern Campaign (New Version)

July 10, 2015

Based on some trial games, I’ve decided to reboot the campaign with a new tactical rule set. While my Johnny Reb 3 variant worked well enough, I’ve decided that it didn’t work well enough for solo play. The essence of the Johnny Reb system (at least to me) is the order system and selecting orders that work against another human player. So I’ve decided to restart the campaign with Piquet as it works extremely well for solo play and is my favorite set of rules in general. There will be a slight delay as I rebase my figures for Piquet and then I hope to restart the campaign by August.


Greene’s Southern Campaign Turn 1 (December 3, 1780)

June 15, 2015

I got home from the eye doctor today and had a bit of free time so I gave the first turn of my Greene’s Southern Campaign a try. The system worked out well and I was able to do all of the moves of both sides in about two hours. I think it took a bit of time as I had to consult some of the campaign rules a few times and I found an error in the original overall order of battle (one loyalist militia unit was listed twice).

Here is the revised overall campaign order of battle: Greene’s Southern Campaign JR3 AWI

Here is a summary of the campaign turn:

Summary of Turn 1: December 3, 1780
Greene’s South Campaign

Throughout this turn both sides moved forces in preparation for future operations. There were no battles this turn. Due to the presence of supplies through magazines and the lack of forced marches by both sides, neither side lost any stands to attrition.

The British moved to shore up their lines of communication with troops moving from Charleston to Georgetown (Campbell and his King’s American Regiment), to Monck’s Corner (Watson with his Provincial Light Infantry Battalion, the detachment of the 17th Regiment of Foot, and 300 mounted militia: Colleton and Cheraws County), and towards Beaufort (Granville County militia). Leslie marched from Charleston to Orangeburg with the Guards Brigade, the Hessian von Bose Regiment, the Hessian jaegers, and artillery (6 x 6-pdr and 2 x 3-pdr). Tarleton joined Cornwallis at Winnsboro to reorganize their forces for deployment against Morgan’s column and Greene. Finally, Craig went to sea to threaten North Carolina with the 82nd Regiment of Foot, the 2nd Battalion/84th Regiment of Foot, and 2 x 6-pdrs supported by HMS Blonde, HMS Otter, HMS Delight, HM Galley Balfour, HM Galley Shark, HM Galley Viper and two gunboats.

The Americans moved to reinforce their holdings and to challenge the British in Georgia and South Carolina. Jones marched his Halifax, North Carolina Militia Brigade towards Wilmington, North Carolina. Supplies were sent from Virginia towards Salisbury to support Greene’s Army. Marion moved his brigade westward to more directly threaten the British near Georgetown. Greene retreated with the Maryland Brigade, Buford’s Virginia Regiment, Rose’s Virginia riflemen, and Singleton’s 6-pounder artillery battery in hopes of gaining a better supplied position. Finally, Morgan moved to Cowpens with the North Carolina 6-pounder artillery battery, the Light Brigade (Maryland/Delaware Light Battalion and Triplett’s Virginia riflemen), Washington’s 3rd Dragoons, and the remnants of Steven’s Virginia Militia Brigade to join with Pickens’ Brigade which should join them in late December.

Here is the situation at the end of the December 3, 1780 turn (click on the map for a larger image):

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Draft 1781 Greene’s South Campaign for Johnny Reb 3 American Revolution Variant

June 15, 2015

I’ve been working on a campaign game for Greene’s Southern Campaign of December 1780 to April 1781. I’ll post updates once I get started (within the next month). As I have a bit more time this summer, but sadly in odd hours here and there, I’ll be trying this campaign out as a solo game.

Here are my draft campaign rules: Campaign rules

Here are my draft order of battle and order of appearance (it is not that polished and full of notes for me): Greene’s Southern Campaign JR3 AWI

Here are the starting positions on the campaign map I’m using. The numbers on the pieces are not important as I’m using the Cyberboard system’s ability to add text to the counters to keep track of the unit composition:

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