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ISLAMIC PERSIAN (These figures work for several other armies including : Georgian , Seljuq Turk , Saracens, Khwarismian , Mongol , Mamluk , Ilkhanid , Timarud & Ottoman Turk - please recognize not every figure will work for every army .)
CAVALRY WITH BOW AND SHIELD (For heavy cavalry use unarmoured horses. To convert to extra heavy cavalry , use H40 [Lamellar] or H41 [Quilted]) .
A 1 WP Firing (Mail) A 3WP Lance (Mail with Plates) A 4WP Throwing Jav (Laminated
A 6WP A 9WP C 10WP A 1WO
Corselet) Lance or Jav (Quilted Jacket) Dismounted Throwing Jav Dismounted Cav or Foot Officer General
CAVALRY WITH BOW WITHOUT SHIELD A 2WP Firing (Padded Coat) A 5WP Lance or Jav (Studded
Brigandine) A 16WO With Spear
Please not 5WP and 6WP can be used as Standard Bearers.
ALLIES A 2WX A 6WO A 7WO A 4WO A 10WO A 11WO A 4WX A 5WX A 8WP
Tarter Horse Archer (Firing) Horse Archer with J.L.S. Horse Archer (Firing) Horse ARcher (J.L.S. SH) Levy Archer Firing Levy Archer Advancing Levy Handgunner Levy Crossbowman Afgan Mercenary (JLS, SH)
CARTHAGINIAN D 1 WC Mounted General A 2WC Spanish cavalry A 3WC Gallic cavalry A 4WC Poeni citizen med. in!. A 5'V'VC Poeni citizen heavy in!. A 6WC Libyan medium spearman A 7WC Libyan heavy spearman A 8WC Standard bearer A 9WC Spanish scutarii A 10WC Spanish caetrati A 11WC Spanish caetrati A 12WC Baleric slinger A 13WC Celtiberian
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OTTOMAN TURK A 1WO A 3WO A 4WO A 7WO C 8WO C 8AWO A 1WX A 2WX A 3WX A 12WO A 13WO A 14WO A 15WO A 16WO A 9WP A 10WO A 11WO
Sipahis of the Porte (H40-41) Gahzis L.B. SH Feudal Sipahis Akinjis Horse Archer (Firing) Mounted Drummer Mounted Trumpeter Turcoman LC JLS B Tartar Horse Archer Serbian Delis L.C. Janissary Archers Janissary Crossbowman Janissary Handgunners Janissary Spearman Janissary Heavy Spearman Janissary Heavy Archer LevendatiAzab Archer LevendatiAzab Javelinman
ADDITIONS FOR RENAISSANCE PERIOD A 6WO Feudal Siphas/Jebeli LC JLS B A 5WX Azab Arquebus A 11AWO Azab Halberdier A 5WO Feudal Spahis (HCM) A 4WX Azab Handgunner A 15AWO Janissary Halberdier A 16AWO Late Janissary Heavy
A 2WO A 18WO A 17WO A 3WX A 19WO A 20WO
Halberdier Sipahis of the Porte (2 Pistols) Janissary Arquebus Janissary Musket Dellis Sarika-Arquebus Arnaut/Martheloses Musketeer
EARLY & MIDDLE IMPERIAL ROMAN D 1WR Mounted General (H42)
LEGIONARIES A 2WR 1st Century A 3WR 2nd Century or Praetorian A 4WR Extra Heavy A 5WR 2nd Century A 6WR Late 2nd - Early 3rd Century
AUXILIA A 7WR A 8WR A 9WR A 10WF A 11WR A 12WR
1 st-2nd Century 1 st-2nd Century Gaesum Armed 2nd Early 3rd Century Eastern Archer Western Archer
CAV ALRY (Use H42) A 13WR Praetorian or Singulares A 14WR Eduites - JLS. SH . C 15WR Mounted Officer A 9AR Cataphract (H16) A 12AR Light Cav - JLS. SH.
FOOT COMMAND C 16WR Officer 1st - 2nd Century C 17WR Officer 2nd - 3rd Century C 18WR Aquilifer 1 st - 2nd Century C 19WR Legionary Signifer 1 st - 2nd
Century (Lion Skin) C 20WR Auxilia Signifer (Bear Skin) C 21 WR Musician
ALLIES (More to Come) A Cataphract (H16) A 7WO Eastern Horse Archer A 10WO Eastern Archer A 11WO Eastern Archer/Slinger A 22WR Western Slinger/Javelinman
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THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS 1744-1766 W ILLIAM PROTZ introduces the new theme year ... .. .. .... ... . .. .. .... . ....... . ... ... . .. . ..... .. .. .............. . ... .... . 5
BRADDOCK'S DEFEAT - JULY 9,1755 DAVE PARKER describes this famous F & I War Batt le as a warga me ... . .. . . . ... .... .. ... . ....... .. ..... . .... ........ . ....... . ... . ... 15
AD GALLI A - AN ANCIENTS VARIANT FOR ON TO RICHMOND PAUL KOCH and ROGER WELLS and a playable set of Ancient rul es at last ....... ........ .... ........ .. ... ........ .. . . . .. .. ... 25
EVALUATING THE FRENCH ARMY 1792-1815 GEORGE NAFZIGER rates each troop type as they varied over the years .. .. . . .... .. ....... .... . .. .. . .. ..... . . ..... . ..... ... ... . ...... 27
COMMAND DECISION ILLUMINATED FRANK CHADWICK with clarifications and more opt ional rul es .... . . ...... . .. .. . ... . . . ........ .. .. .. ... . .... . ........ . .... .... .. 43
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VOL VIII, NO, 1
Well here is the first issu e of the New Theme YeaL I think that you will all agree that Bill Protz is off to a fine begi nning and I assure you that the stable of VI
Militia are parading at a model of a British frontier stockade from the collection of Bill Protz. Miniatures are 30mm Willies and Staddens. The fort was scratch-built out of matchsticks by Hal Thinglum. Photo by Bill Kojis.
The French and Indian wars is the theme topic for The Courier's Volume VIII. Though one could go back to the 1690s for early phases of this era, I have chosen the three military conflicts of the mid 18th Century as our basis of discussion because of common weapons, uniforms, circumstances, and leaders. The first war occurred between 1744 and 1748 and was known in North America as King George's War. In Europe it was called The War of Austrian Succession. A second conflict began in 1754 which ended in 1760. In the United States it is now commonly referred to as The French and Indian War while Canadians refer to it as The Seven Year's War in North America. (The Seven Years' War1756-1763 is the appellation for that part of the same war confined to Europe.) One could also call it The Great War fo r Empire. At the time, British Americans called it The Fre nch War. Finally, there was a third upheaval between 1763 and 1766 called Pontiac's Rebellion. Later articles will individually discuss these three wars. Meanwhile, the briefest outline of occurrences in each is appropriate at this time.
During King George's War 1744-1748, action ce ntered on military escapades in Nova Scotia and Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island in eastern Canada). In 1744 the French overwhelmed Canso. A year later a Yankee Army of ill-trained provincials seconded by a British fleet amazingly conquered the largest fortress in North America, Louisbourg. Meanwhile, the frontier was subjected to many a French-Indian raid.
The French and Indian War 1754-1760 was the busiest of the three wars and saw enormous numbers of combatants take up arms in the three theaters. At first the French were able to hold off the rising tide of British and American numbers by skillful maneuver and even win some meaningful vidories such as the battles of Fort Necessity in 1754, The Monongahela in 1755, Fort Bull and Oswego in 1756, Fort William Henry in 1757 and the Heights of Carillon in 1758. However, by the end of 1758 with the fall of Louisbourg and Forts Frontenac and Duquesne, it was clear that defeat was inevitable. In 1759 the British drive to the center of Canada was unstoppable as was proven by the fall of Quebec and Forts Carillon,
St. Frederic and Niagara. The loss of the latter severed the supply link to the Ohio causing disaster for French garrisons and interests there. In 1760 Montreal capitulated and with it ownership of New France passed to the British.
Pontiac's Rebellion 1763-1766 was borne out of Indian mistrust of the British and Americans, because the latter were expeded to never cease encroachment of I ndian land and because the I ndians had a hope that the French, whom they preferred, would return. An unusual Indian alliance was formed and many western frontier posts fell. The alarm was so great that the frontier was rolled back in a wave of panic and terror as settlers and frontiersmen fled to the coasts. However, the Indians eventually came to realize that the French were not returning and that the British and Americans were too powerful to be beaten. The war sputtered to an end once regulars assembled and marched to break I ndian power.
I n the course of Volume VIII , various articles will be presented to acquaint readers with events, tadies, uniforms, organization and wargame ideas relating to this era. A body of nearly two dozen enthusiasts (and more I hope) have volunteered to make written contributions. Additionally, on the retail scene there is an exciting new array of miniatures, buildings and warships available in a variety of scales. Though published rules specifically germane to the period are scarce, it is my hope that by the end of the theme year, many new and stimulating systems, plus campaign ideas, will make their debut.
THE HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING
During the Eighteenth Century, France and Great Britain c