Wargaming the English Civil War, American War of Independence and Sudanese campaigns in 28mm

Friday, 8 January 2010

Bunker Hill Project

Seeing this post some time ago on the blog Tarleton's Quarter really inspired me to get into gaming the AWI period and helped to give me more of a focus for this project.

I bought a copy of the 'British Grenadier' rules which Giles uses (these seem to be very popular with a lot of other AWI players too) which includes a number of scenarios, one of which allows the recreation of the battle of Bunker Hill, originally fought on 17th June 1775 using a 1:20 scale.

This post will list all the figures I need to recreate the battle and I will keep coming back to it to cross off each unit as it is bought and painted.

British Forces
2nd Marines [Purchased/Painted]
28th Foot [Purchased/Painted]
43rd Foot [Purchased/Painted]
52nd Foot [Purchased/Painted]
63rd Foot [Purchased/Painted]
Light Infantry [Purchased/Painted]
Grenadiers [Purchased/Painted]
Royal Artillery 6 pdrs [Purchased/Painted]
Royal Artillery 12 pdrs [Purchased/Painted]

American Forces
1st Militia [Purchased/Painted]
2nd Militia [Purchased/Painted]
3rd Militia [Purchased/Painted]
Skirmishers [Purchased/Painted]
3 pdr gun [Purchased/Painted]
4th Militia [Purchased/Painted]
5th Militia [Purchased/Painted]
6th Militia [Purchased/Painted]


This blog was created with the intention of documenting my foray into 18th Century wargaming from WAB Ancients. I intend to refight battles from the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 and the American War of Independence in 1775 using the 'British Grenadier' rules.

My first aim is to build two opposing armies for the Bunker Hill scenario in the 'British Grenadier' rule book which should give me a good base of figures to push on with and play some of the others listed in the rule book.

The blog will be updated regularly with pictures of completed units, vignettes, battle reports and anything else modeling/wargaming related.

Please 'follow' the blog to keep up to date with what's happening and feel free to leave comments/feedback as I'm eager to know what you think.