Honours of War - SYW Rules

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Re: Honours of War - SYW Rules

Post by Richard » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:37 pm

Bill wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:33 pm
I had a closer read of rules today, It's a while since I read up on the period but I disagree with his description of Light infantry as far as i know the dedicated skirmish line to distrupt line battalions really did'nt exist till Napoleonic times.
I have definitely read about the French being in the vanguard of training a proportion of their line infantry battalions as 'light infantry' (Chasseurs) as early as the SYW BUT from what I remember these troops were then detached on campaign (in a similar way to Grenadiers) to perform tasks or missions as they arose. I would agree that I haven't read anything about their being used as light infantry Skirmish screens for their parent battalion during these period as later developed during the Revolutionary period.

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Re: Honours of War - SYW Rules

Post by Bill » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:07 pm

As far as i knowr the French were the first two use thier light infantry to distrupt enemy lines because their line battalions were rubbish at shooting so usually attacked in column.

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Re: Honours of War - SYW Rules

Post by Bill » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:47 pm

Just an update currently expecting to have five infantry battalions one cavalry regiment and a medium gun battery ready by end of week all in 10mm.

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Re: Honours of War - SYW Rules

Post by Mark » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:37 pm

Good work Bill! :D
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Re: Honours of War - SYW Rules

Post by Bill » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:07 pm

Enjoyed game with Mark last night and have decided with armies as a secondary project so i have parted with my cash and sent an order to Old Glory to cover the figures types i did not have (O no I have to paint 10mm Hussars Aghhh).

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