14/01/2020 at 12:06 #129483
I’ve finished my Vendéans for Rebels&Patriots. There is a write up on their historical tactics on my blog along with more some pic’s.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/14/01/2020 at 16:57 #129492
Now that is a great project! The “Rampant” series of rules by Mersey are great for these little interesting but obscure conflicts. Clever to class the rebels as “natives”.
That said, I must roundly curse both you and Vincent for bringing this whole thing to my attention. Not only was I unaware of any Vendee figures, but now you also go ahead and mention a great book about the period!? I feel my New Year’s resolution about the “Pledge” rapidly eroding…
It was already crumbling because I got a book about the Venetian-Ottoman war in Crete, and I think Pikeman’s Lament would serve admirably for it!14/01/2020 at 20:04 #129497kyoteblueParticipant
Thanks!!14/01/2020 at 20:32 #129499
It’s a good one Tony. You can also get your French Republicans from the same place as the Vendéans- Lancashire Games Archive ranges. Both seem to be by the same Designer so no size issues and you don’t really need cavalry.
The book and the rules are affordable too.
It was Vincent’s interest that led me too the period.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/14/01/2020 at 21:04 #129501vtsaogamesParticipant
So sorry to have been the cause of trouble.
Very strange, to be leading devout ultra-conservative forces against the revolutionaries. But then I play some strange sides in other games…
https://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/14/01/2020 at 23:10 #129504
Not at all, it’s the right sort of trouble. The hobby takes us to strange places and situations. Part of its charm I think.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/15/01/2020 at 02:54 #129513
Absolutely. All sorts of little corners of the hobby to enjoy.
Lancashire figures can be somewhat large, but so are Blue Moon. Are the Vendee figures from Lancashire larger – do you think both companies castings would mix well?
I think that this is the type of army that deserves a lot of variety. Just idle curiosity…15/01/2020 at 11:44 #129524
Lancashire sizes vary though nowadays he seems set on biggies. I’ll take a comparison pic or two and post them here.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/15/01/2020 at 17:37 #129552vtsaogamesParticipant
Might throw a few touches of brighter color on my Vendee rebels too.
https://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/16/01/2020 at 12:21 #129593
Yes, I pretty much followed Matt ‘Blue Willow’s” illustrations for mine right down to the occasional pair of stripey trousers.
Here is a pic of two bare metal Lancashire Vendeans alongside two Blue Moon Canadians ans a Polly Oliver AWI officer. All very compatible in size and heft.
Hope that helps Tony.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/17/01/2020 at 23:39 #129719
Thanks OB. They do seem very compatible, and horribly tempting…18/01/2020 at 11:17 #129745
In my experience the temptation becomes irresistible when Lancashire have a sale on.
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