American War of Independence Campaign at Cancon???

Plush chairs, maps , light tables and sand trays, efficent WAAFs and crusty Admirals , curtained windows and scrambled phones...the place to talk about the annual big game and those sort of events...and all the recruiting and planning of such
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Post by christo » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:53 pm

i will get back to you on that

might have to seek the guidance of his eminence
I need about 6btns of Militia

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:03 pm

ah figure purchase by mind readings..

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:08 pm

christo wrote:i will get back to you on that

might have to seek the guidance of his eminence
I need about 6btns of Militia
actually GWZ is a better guide on the Perry issue..

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Post by christo » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:26 pm

GWZ i will contct you 2moro to discuss

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Post by greatwhitezulu » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:36 am

The organiser may be better, but happy to discuss

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Post by Captn Ewald » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:12 am

Some continentals would be nice as Great White is cornering the market on militia (similiar I agree)

Continental Regiments involved in Guildford and Camden were
1st & 2nd 5th Maryland Regts
Delaware Regt
4th & 5th Virginia Regts

May be of use for the uniform painter within us all

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:24 am

yoo hoo christo, go for these 20 figure units and the Pz, said you could get ssome Highlanders yoo hoo, have you seen the pics yoo hoo (gollum voice) goody none of them brown horrible nasty smelly militiassssssss , my precuious , nice little continentalsssssss...gollum gollum...

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:09 pm

i have one on order...

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Post by greatwhitezulu » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:29 pm

Hey!

I thought I was doing the entire American OB for Guildford from the list Prinz gave me! Seriously!

Cardinal, how long before you put it on eBay? I may buy it from you :)

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:31 pm

I don't put good uniform books on eBay only overpriced crap like Osprey..you can get this one for marginally more than 1 osprey...it is rather a no brainer when looked at like that..

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Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:18 pm

GWZ, no sweat- you can still do the whole USA Guilford Courthouse ORBAT if you like (extraordinarily good of you, I`d have to say) and Christo can still do those Continental regts because except for 2nd Maryland they were all at both Guilford Courthouse and Hobkirks Hill which we will be playing on the same day, I think!

That would also give us enough Cont`ls for the rest of the weekend!

Other Cont`l units in play ( and for whom the doubled up Delawares, 1st & 5th Md or 4th & 5th Va could substitute) are 2nd, 3rd & 4th Md; 1st,2nd & 3rd S.C., and from the north- Warner`s, Francis` Ma and Hale`s NH regts.
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Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:27 pm

and for Christo, in case you`re interested, the provisional USA list for Hobkirks Hill (subject to final sorting out with Captn Ewald) is ;

Cont`ls - 1st Md, 5th Md,4th Va,5th Va& Delawares- all averaged out for playability at 16 figs (even tho` the Delawares were by then much smaller)

Militia- a single 'brigade' of 24 figs

Washingtons Dragoons- 9 figs

Artillery- one gun

staff- 3 generals

TOTAL-121 Men

I wouldn`t rush out and order figs until we settle on the ORBATS within the next week, but this could be a handy little force to put together. I note that the Delawares, Virginians and Marylanders were all regarded as crack troops.

Anyway, this list is put up as an indication only at this stage, we`ll put up the full lists within the next week.
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Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:40 pm

oh, and as for Highlanders, we`ll need (provisionally) the following ;

on day 1- one battalion of the 71st x 20,

day2- two battalions of the 71st x 16,

day3- one battalion of the 71st x 16

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:24 pm

gosh that looks good If I had the time and money and didn't think american things terminally silly i would do the 71st with Perrys

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Post by christo » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:49 pm

Excellent I am in for that Prinz
I will speak to his Eminence re those continentals and the Highlanders

This is going to be very special :)

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Post by christo » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:55 pm

I will wait for final confirmation before ordering if GWZ can hold off until then

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:04 pm

Christo mate the GWZ is a man after your own heart, he acts swiftly..especially in the area of pretty soldiers..

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Post by Captn Ewald » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:40 pm

The Prinz is romantic when he talks about rebel crack troops...but then again I am listening to the inner jaeger within us all.

The Prinz and I have been talking orbats and the huge number of frogs needed for savannah. I have some...well 120 or so and frosty has a few...any other takers????

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Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:46 am

Everything is comparative, Captn Ewald.

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Post by frostydog » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:29 am

The prinz has a point, units such as the 1Md were rated very highly especially later in the war at places like Cowpens, Hobkirks Hill and Eutaw Springs.

If you are getting more French the Frontrank range is good and if I had my time over would have bought them rather than OG. The OG figs are OK just a bit on the thin side.
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Post by Captn Ewald » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:32 pm

OK Frosty the rebels did have crack troops of a sort...

I will not quibble. Will your frogs be available for savannah and if so how many do you have?

Surely the prospect of being a frog as against riff raff is tempting???

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Post by frostydog » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:26 pm

Are you suggesting that my British Foot Guards are rabble? As for the frogs will have to count them at home. For the frogs you will need some in red coats to represent the Irish regiments. This could be something for a sinister umpire to work with :twisted: .

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:35 pm

which Irish rgiments, you have caught my interest...

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Post by frostydog » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:02 pm

This is from memory after a night of parent interviews so I am sure you will understand my state of mind. Dillon was one I think Walsh was the other. Have to look it up though.

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