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Popknot28 Jun 2018 6:10 a.m. PST

Do you have a favorite unit of the American Revolution?

Choctaw28 Jun 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

My ggg+ grandfather served in the 6th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line. I'm kind of partial to that unit.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

My Patriot forced are mostly generic, since uniforms were never consistent.

On the British side, I think the British Legion had the most dashing uniform.
I tend to favor Loyalist units. Right now, I like my Hillbilly Highlanders best for Infantry. They're Kings Mountain backwoodsmen wearing low Scots bonnet.

I am now favoring units made up of conversions. I'm really into head swaps now. grin
If I could do the Welch Fusiliers wearing the low bearskin cap, I'm sure they would be my favorite.
And if I could do 1775-1776 Continentals with the very rare Grenadier mitre Cap, I would be very inclined to show favorites.

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

Kirkwood's Light Infantry for the Patriots and Hessian Jaegers for the Charleston Campaign for the British.

PzGeneral28 Jun 2018 7:48 a.m. PST

Elmore's Regiment. There may be a connection. (I like to think so).

They do appear in my 6mm AWI stuff grin

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

Did Mollo have a picture of a dismounted Brunswick dragoon? That would be my favorite.

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 9:35 a.m. PST

Queen's Rangers.

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 10:12 a.m. PST


dBerczerk28 Jun 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

Lauzun's Legion Hussars.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

Ah yes. Lauzun's Legion Hussars.
Leave it to the French to give a fashion sense and tone to what would ordinarily be a vulgar brawl.

ToysnSoldiers28 Jun 2018 11:05 a.m. PST

44th Regiment (East Essex).

rmaker28 Jun 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

2nd Bn. German Flats Militia and Johnson's Greens – the family regiments.

Personal logo 22ndFoot Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 11:38 a.m. PST


FlyXwire28 Jun 2018 11:46 a.m. PST

Queen's Rangers

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

Lee's Legion and Atlee's Battalion – Family connections

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Morgan's Flying Army.
He had all the good toys.

Corwallis' Southern Army
He had all the British good toys.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 1:37 p.m. PST

When it comes to fashion sense, the Queen's Rangers Hussars invented the leisure suit.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Delaware Continentals

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 2:12 p.m. PST

For the Continentals it is Sherburne's additional regiment. No particular reasons I just like the Brown coat with yellow facings and green small clothes.

For the British I've always been partial to the 24th foot. Like the green facings and the Saratoga caps.

Rogues128 Jun 2018 2:36 p.m. PST

Any Highlanders (mother from Scotland) and the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry (I grew up and live outside Philly) and they still exist today!

Berzerker7328 Jun 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

Delaware Continentals as well

42flanker29 Jun 2018 4:49 a.m. PST

The 2nd Light Infantry battalion in red jackets and pantaloons – 'The Bloodhounds'- on the first day they wore a red feather in their slouched hats- now when was that?

The 42nd ditto in their cocked Highland bonnets. Now when was that- and why?

At Paoli Tavern, the 44th ('West Essex' from 1783) were in the 2nd wave in the attack, in between the 2nd LI and the 42nd, but they seem to have avoided a similar reputation for being over-free with the bayonet- (which perhaps explains their lack of red feather tradition).

historygamer29 Jun 2018 5:38 a.m. PST

42nd: Not to be overly geeky, but you mean overalls or trousers, not pantaloons. Some officers wore pantaloons – basically a fitted long leg, but without the buttons at the ankles. Instead, the bottoms of the pantaloons were tucked inside spatter dashes. Oh, slinking back into lurking after an excessive amount of geekiness.

historygamer29 Jun 2018 6:52 a.m. PST

Here is the link to artwork that shows the soldiers in overalls and the officers in pantaloons tucked into spats.


PVT64129 Jun 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

Von Erbprinz and Von Ditfurth Fusilier Regiments.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 12:12 p.m. PST

Pennsylvania Rifles/1st Continentals

Lafayette's Corps of Light Infantry.

3rd and 4th Light Dragoons.

42nd--I still like "Monmouth" for an answer to both questions.

Brechtel19829 Jun 2018 2:30 p.m. PST

Maryland and Delaware Continentals; Hessian Jagers; Royal and Continental Artillery; 3d Continental Light Dragoons; 17th Light Dragoons; Continental Corps of Light Infantry.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 4:00 p.m. PST

Haslet's Delaware, Smallwood 's Marylanders and the 26th Continental regiment as well as any militia for the Americans.

23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, Brigade of Guards and Light Infantry in campaign kit and British line infantry campaign out for British.

Rall Grenadier, Lossburg and Knyphausen Fusilier regiments.

New York Volunteers for Loyalists.

42flanker30 Jun 2018 3:43 a.m. PST

"Pantaloons"- what was I thinking?

42flanker30 Jun 2018 4:00 a.m. PST

Robert. "Monmouth." Interesting.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2018 7:03 a.m. PST

Maryland Continentals
British Legion

Militia Pete Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2018 5:18 p.m. PST

Any militia…. Hence the name.
True story, I led the militia to defeat a regiment of highlanders, light infantry, grenadiers hiding behind a stone wall, and routed British cav and in the same game without routing….
Glitch in the rules of Brother vs Brother AWI version that helped win the day…

Virginia Tory03 Jul 2018 8:28 a.m. PST

British Lights….King's Royal Yorkers. There's so many.

My ancestors were with Isaac Shelby at King's Mountain. Then they went home.

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