Well, I got back to tabulating this collection after some additions courtesy of some releases from Peter Pig and a re-release of some Stone Mountain AWI figures. And here is the new tally: 3,312 infantry with 200 casualty figures; 240 cavalry (as below post on the 20th) with 20 casualty figures ; 97 mounted command figures and 97 horses with 97 foot figures (one of whom is a woman) - no casualty figures; 192 artillery crewmen including 16 'extras' and 44 artillery pieces and 16 limbers with 16 horses and 16 men with 51 casualty figures (which means a few extra); the two scout units work out having 24 men and 12 horses and 2 casualty figures; the pioneers and corps of invalids total 30 men and 2 casualty figures; and finally there are 99 civilians (31 women) and 12 horses with 5 casualty figures.
At long last, I've started working on this collection. All 20 cavalry regiments are prepped and primed for painting and all of the men have their base skin tones applied already, next will be a wash on the skin tones and then the base colors on the horses. Works out at 531 men and 269 horses - the odd numbers come with the horse holders, 31 men, 29 horses; 20 of the men are dead/casualty figures. There are 240 mounted men and 240 dismounted men. Even though I will be using horse holders - something that changed - I won't reduce fighting strength when dismounted (unless there are stand losses within the game or as part of a scenario).
Tallies, Somewhat Belated
Imagine being relieved by having fewer figures than you thought? Yes? No? For me, very much yes. I suspected I had a bit over 5,000 pieces for this collection but it turns out the number is a bit lower. That means fewer figures to paint! Oh, what a relief.
So, here it is: 3,940 Men, 16 Women, 360 Horses, 44 Cannons, 240 Men as dismounts for mounted, and 264 Casualty figures for a great and grand total of 4,864. Life is good.
1800 infantry for the 'good guys' and 1458 foot for the 'imperial horde'. Imagine that many figures on the table! Okay, maybe not. But I will be doing the full battle of Brandywine at some point.
24 guns, 144 dismounts, 144 casualties, 194 horses = 506
20 guns, 96 dismounts, 120 casualties, 142 horses = 378 + 1806 = 2184 total pieces
June 7, 2012
Okay, yes, I am reproducing in a public place potential evidence that I exist in an unbalanced mental state - but maybe we off balance folk are just having more fun! The evidence below.
If I had to abandon all put one of the many periods I have figures for - I'd shoot the person making such a dastardly suggestion! (maybe with a water gun, but I'd shoot the cad nonetheless) However, if I had to pick one period as my most favorite it'd probably be the American Revolution. The listing below reveals just how much I enjoy the period. Whether they will ever all get painted is another question all together.
Note that each battalion of infantry is eighteen figures and including command; each cavalry regiment consists of twelve mounted figures and twelve matching figures on foot; each gun is a model of a gun and four crewmen; all generals are represented by one mounted figure and one figure on foot - the foot figure indicating the rank of the general (who might not be an "actual" general, of course). For purposes of organization, I have everything in brigades of four battalions of infantry, two regiments of cavalry; the infantry brigades get a gun each and, of course, all the brigades get a commanding figure. And even though there were not divisions per se during this era, I have higher level "divisions" of four brigades each except for the two German ones which are three brigades each.
A couple of other things - I have some available alternative generals for the higher levels of command for various theaters and what if scenarios and/or campaigns. Also, while I list specific units - almost all of which I have a color image of to use as a guide when painting - any unit can be used as some other unit for historical scenarios. And a close examination will reveal I can cover all the theaters of the war. Lastly, one of the reasons for this list - and this blog - is evidence to support any insurance claim if some disaster were to befall my collection. (nasty shivering shudder typing that, I can tell you)
The Continental Side:
Northern Division -
1st Brigade: 2nd New Hampshire, Green Mountain Boys, 2nd Canadian, Sargent's Massachusetts
2nd Brigade: Patterson's Massachusetts, 3rd Massachusetts, 6th Massachusetts, 8th Massachusetts
3rd Brigade: 14th Massachusetts, 1st Connecticut, 8th Connecticut, 1st Rhode Island
Northern Militia: Battalion A-NH, Battalion B-Mass, Battalion C-Conn, Battalion D-R.Island
Central Division -
1st Brigade: 2nd New York, 3rd New York, 1779 New York, 1779 New Jersey
2nd Brigade: 3rd New Jersey, alternate 3rd New Jersey (2nd?), 7th Pennsylvania, 1779 Pennsylvania
3rd Brigade: 3rd Pennsylvania, 1st Maryland, 2nd Maryland, Haslet's Delaware
Central Militia: Battalion E-NY, Battalion F-NJ, Battalion G-Pennsy, Battalion H-Maryland
Southern Division -
1st Brigade: 6th Virginia, Virginia Marines (9th), 1779 Virginia Continentals, 1779 North Carolina
2nd Brigade: 2nd North Carolina, 3rd North Carolina, 1st South Carolina, 2nd South Carolina
3rd Brigade: 1st Georgia, Sumpter's Partisans, Marion's Partisans, Picken's Partisans
Southern Militia: Battalion I-Virginia, Battalion J-NC, Battalion K-SC, Battalion M-Georgia
Additional Continetnals and Western Division -
1st Brigade: Lee's, Henley's, Hartley's, Webb's Additional Continental Regiments
2nd Brigade: Sherburne's, Spencer's Additionals, Lee's Legion Foot, Pulaski's Legion Foot
3rd Brigade: Morgan's Rifles, Pennsylvania Rifles, Over-mountain Rifles, undecided Rifles
Western Brigade: Crockett's Battalion, Clark's Illinois Regiment, 8th Pennsylvania, 13th Virginia
Light Infantry and French Division -
First Light Infantry Brigade: 1st Lights, 2nd Lights, 3rd Lights, 4th Lights
Second Light Infantry Brigade: 5th Ligths, 6th Lights, 7th Lights, 8th Lights
French Elite Brigade: Soissons Grenadiers, Galvan's Grenadiers(spain), Chasseurs, Lauzan's Lights
French Foot Brigade: Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts, Bourbonnois, undecided (where's my Mollo?)
1st and 2nd Continental Light Dragoons - two regiments
3rd and 4th Continental Light Dragoons - two regiments
Lee's Legion Cavalry and Pulaski's Legion Cavalry - two regiments
Philadelphia Light Horse and Washington's Life Guard with von Heer's Corps attached - two regiments
Lauzan's Hussars and Belzunc Dragoons - two regiments
The British Side:
Elite British Division:
Guard's Brigade: 1st Guards, 2nd Guards, Converged Guards Flankers Battalion, 24th Foot
Grenadier Brigade: 1st Grenadiers, 2nd Grenadiers, Highland Grenadiers, undecided Grenadiers
Light Infantry Briagde: 1st Light Infantry, 2nd Light Infantry, Highland Lights, Burgoyne's Lights
Highland Brigade: 42nd Foot, 1st of the 71st, 2nd of the 71st, Royal Highland Emigrants (provincials)
British Line Division:
1st Line Brigade: 33rd Foot, 37th Foot, 43rd Foot, 64th Foot
2nd Line Brigade: 4th Foot, 10th Foot, 35th Foot, 63rd Foot
3rd Line Brigade: 17th Foot, 23rd Fusiliers, 40th Foot, 49th Foot
Burgoyne's Brigade: 9th Foot, 20th Foot, 21st Fusiliers, 62nd Foot
Elite German Division:
Grenadier Brigade: von Linsigen Grend, von Minnegerode Grend, von Rall Grend, Burgoyne's Grend
Light Brigade: Hess Jaegers, Hess and Others Jaegers, von Barner's Chasseurs, Burgoyne's Jaegers
Brunswick Brigade: Erbprinz (H-Hanau), Riedesel Musk, Specht Musk, Rhetz Musketeers
German Line Division:
First Musketter Brigade: von Trumbach, Prinz Carl, von Donop, von Mirbach
Second Musketeer Brigade: Brandenburg, Anspach, Waldeck, von Huyn Garrison Regt.
Fusilier Brigade: von Ditfurth, Erbprinz(H-Cassel), von Lossberg, von Kyphausen
Northern Loyalists: Delancey's, King's American Regiment, NJ Volunteers, Prince of Wales
Central Loyalists: New York Volunteers, Volunteers of Ireland, Tory Militia, Tory Militia
Southern Loyalists: Queen's Rangers Foot, British Legion Foot, QR & Ferguson Rifles, NC Highland
Burgoyne's Loyalists: Butler's Rangers, King's Orange Rangers, Loyal Rangers, Kings Loyal Regt/NY
16th and 17th Light Dragoons - two regiments
Mounted Highlanders and King's American Dragoons - two regiments
British Legion Cavalry and Queen's Rangers Cavalry - two regiments
Mounted Jaegers and Prinze Ludwig Dragoons - two regiments.
Yes, I know some of the cavalry were not in regimental strength but I wanted more cavalry than is usual - for hypothetical events I want to game one day.
Now I need to start deciding on what generals I want to represent - besides the obvious. And one last thing to add - with the addition of two dozen more casualty figures, I will have one casualty figure for every unit, each infantry battalion, each cavalry regiment, and each artillery piece; these will be used as indicators using my own unique system that I'll share one day. More later, pictures probably a lot later - unless you want to see unpainted figures.
Oh, for those who care, the vast majority - but not all - of the infantry comes from Musket Miniatures and the vast majority of the cavalry - but, again, not all - comes from Freikorps courtesy of QRF (and, thanks Geoff, for the help).
While editing, these thoughts - yes, I actually already own all these figures (just need the mentioned casualty figures). And I tried to balance the Continental figures to match, to some degree, the proportions each state supplied.