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AGregory22 Oct 2022 6:55 a.m. PST


A buddy and I are designing a mini-campaign to cover the Quiberon landing in 1795, spanning naval battles (Cornwallis' Retreat, Groix) and then the land actions. I haven't gotten all the figures painted yet, so we ran a more limited scenario last night: a landing to deliver some supplies to the Chouan Rebels. It did not go as planned:


This is great period. Eureka has some really nice 28mm figures, and I just discovered Emperor Toad's Emporium also has some great stuff – Chouans in British uniforms, and some of the really obscure stuff – I see some new minis in the near future!



nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2022 7:10 a.m. PST

It is a fascinating period. I've gotten into heavily in 15mm with Blue Moon and AB minis. There is quite a lot of good background material on the Chouans and the Vendeans.

AGregory22 Oct 2022 8:21 a.m. PST

Out of curiosity, what do you use for rules? The ones I use are pretty generic, but they do have troop types which match the rebels well enough. Most Napoleonic rules don't really cover the irregulars all that well.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2022 8:52 a.m. PST

I don't think any rules are perfect for the conflict. I use One Hour Skirmish, The Portable Napoleonic Wargame and With MacDuff to the Frontier. Even tinkered with The Sword and the Flame.

AGregory22 Oct 2022 9:01 a.m. PST

I play "With MacDuff" but I use glossy 40mm semi-rounds, painted for the War of the Polish Succcession. (As you can guess, Ross is responsible for my corruption!) That game is a blast.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2022 9:06 a.m. PST

Yep, I talk with Ross regularly on Facebook. I definitely hold him responsible. :)

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2022 9:16 a.m. PST

Jon Mollinson, who runs The Joy of Wargaming YouTube page, has done quite a few games set during the Vendee uprising with different sets of rules. He seems to be pretty well versed on the period.

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