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Basha Felika07 Dec 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

Inspired by an episode in the Quiberon expedition of 1795, Hornblower's account lends itself to a mini-Campaign…

Who makes the best revolutionary French and British (including naval landing parties, marines etc), Royalists and Breton rebels in 15mm?

Basha Felika07 Dec 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

Inspired by an episode in the Quiberon expedition of 1795, Hornblower's account lends itself to a mini-Campaign…

Who makes the best revolutionary French and British (including naval landing parties, marines etc), Royalists and Breton rebels in 15mm?

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

Well, I like AB, they also have a British marines landing party. You could also check out Magister Militun for the French Revolution range "Angry mob" or something or other, peasants with various farm tools etc.

Nine pound round07 Dec 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Minifigs also have a pretty complete range of revolution era French and British, plus some Marines, sailors and naval artillery.

Capitan has a lot of 15mm naval miniatures, as does Thoroughbred, and Alternative Armies sell a range of individual 15mm nautical pieces.

Nine pound round07 Dec 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

One additional thought- most Royal Marine miniatures for the Napoleonic era are probably in the post-1802 uniforms. To get 1795-era Marines, you may want to use French Revolution Minifigs British infantry, but with round hats. They also had white facings prior to becoming a royal corps in 1802.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

At an early Historicon (held at the Ramada, IIRC) one
of the best and most hilarious games I've ever had
the pleasure to play in featured a series of stitched
together Hornblower versus the French scenarios using
Minifig 25's.

I cannot recall all the participants, nor who organized
and ran the game save that it was many of the same
crew who put forth My Galley Sally, Limeys and Slimeys
A Knight to Dismember and similar really fun sets of
rules.

Bill Abrams, I believe, was one of the organizers. Steve
Carpenter was there but I'm unsure of his role.

Good luck with your effort, Basha, and I sincerely hope
it turns out as well as that game of long ago !

Nine pound round07 Dec 2017 5:09 p.m. PST

Those books contain some wonderful potential scenarios- the abortive siege of Rosas in "Ship Of the Line" is a favorite of mine.

evilgong07 Dec 2017 8:41 p.m. PST

Any Quiberon experts out there?

I read that the Brits supplied uniforms for the French Royalists.

The same uniforms (15,000 IIRC) were later taken by the French to be given to Irish rebels – but I think were part of one of the cancelled French landings.

I wonder what the uniforms were, white for Bourbons?

Regards

David F Brown

JAFD2608 Dec 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

Dumb question, but may I ask who produces Minifigs these days, and is there a US dealer for them ?

Thanks very much for your help.

Rubbsalot08 Dec 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

I know Caliver books now own them in UK link

I have no idea about the US sorry.

Brian Smaller08 Dec 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

Weirdly I just watched that episode last night.

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