American Revolution Painting Guide

The Sons of the Revolution in California have produced a fabulous set of pages with color plates of the uniforms of the American War of Independence. There’s a list below of the units that they have:

Uniforms of the American Revolution; American Farmers Forming at Concord; Sherburne’s Continental Regiment, 1778 – 1780; Moylan’s Light Dragoons, 1779; Second
Canadian Regiment of Infantry, 1776
; Fourth Connecticut Regiment of Infantry Continental Line; Second Regiment of Connecticut Light Horse Militia, 1777; Haslet’s Delaware Regiment, 1776; First Georgia Regiment of Infantry Continental Line, 1777; Smallwood’s Maryland Regiment, 1776; Second Maryland Regiment of Continental Infantry, 1777; Fourth Independent Company of Maryland State Troops, 1776; Second Massachusetts Regiment of Continental Infantry, 1777; Massachusetts Regiment of Artillery, 1775-1776 — Knox’s Artillery; Second New Hampshire Regiment of Infantry, 1777 Continental Line; Third New Jersey Regiment, 1777 Continental Line; Third New York Regiment, 1775, Continental Line; Captain John Lamb’s New York Artillery Company, 1775; Third North Carolina Regiment of Infantry, 1778 Continental Line; First Pennsylvania Battalion, 1775 – 1776; Pennsylvania State Regiment, 1777 – 13th Pennsylvania Line; Rhode Island Train of Artillery, 1775; Second Rhode Island Regiment of Infantry, 1779; Second South Carolina Regiment of Infantry, 1776; Green Mountain Rangers, 1776; Lt. Ira Allen’s Green Mountain Rangers, 1775; Virginia Light Dragoons, 1776; Independent Companies, 1775; Miscellaneous Organizations, Continental Army, 1776; Commander-in-Chief and Line Officers, 1779; Continental Infantry, 1779-1783; Continental Artillery, 1777-1783; Light Infantry, 1782; Infantry and Artillery, 1783; Sir William Howe, Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in America; British Seventeenth Regiment of Light Dragoons, 1775-1783; Musicians of the British Fourth Regiment of Foot, 1778; Grenadier Company, Fifth Regiment of Foot, 1776; Light Infantry, British Tenth Regiment of Foot, 1775; Drummers, British Tenth Regiment of Foot, 1775 – 1783; Royal North British Fusileers; Light Infantry Company, British Fortieth Regiment of Foot, 1776; British Forty-Second Regiment of Foot, 1776; British Forty-Third Regiment of Foot, 1775; Grenadiers, British Fifty-Second Regiment of Foot, 1775; Butler’s Rangers, 1777; De Lancey’s Brigade, 1776 – 1783; De Lancey’s Refugees, the "Cowboys", 1780; Emmerich’s Chasseurs, 1776; Johnson’s Royal Greens of New York, 1776; Queen’s Rangers, 1776-1783; Grenadiers, Gatinois Regiment of Infantry, 1781; Saintonge Regiment of Infantry, 1781; Saintonge Regiment of Infantry, 1779-1783; Field Yager Corps of Hesse-Cassel, 1776-1783; Hesse-Cassel and Brunswick Regiments, 1776-1777; Grenadier Regiment Von Rall, and Fusileer Regiment Alt Von Lossberg of Hesse-Cassel, 1776; Fusileer Regiment Erb Prinz of Hesse-Cassel, 1776; Independent Company Organizations: Goot-Guard, Virginia Riflemen, Minutemen, 1774-1775; Privates of Light Infantry and Drummer: 10th, 14th and 42nd British Foot, 1775-1783; Privates and Officers of De Lancey’s Brigade and of Johnson’s Royal Brigade of New York, 1776-1781; Privates of von Rall’s and von Sprecht’s Regiments and Field Jager Corps, 1776-1783; Privates in Field and Parade Dress, Smallwood’s Maryland Regiment, 1776; Continental Artillery, 1777-1783; Privates of 2nd and 4th Connecticut Regiments, 1777; Privates, Continental Line with Artillery Officers Second Massachusetts Regiment, 1777; Sir William Howe, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army with 4th Regiment of Foot, 1775-1778; Gatinois and Saintonge Regiment of Infantry in Parade Dress, 1781; Commander-in-Chief, and Staff, 1799-1802; Cavalry, Infantry and Artillery 1799-1802; Continental Navy, 1776-1777;

Maps of the American Revolution

The American War of Independence was one of my first miniature wargames projects. I still haven’t finished. There’s always another unit to paint and another battle to create terrain for. At the library of Congress website, there is a section of maps and charts of North America and the West Indies 1750 – 1789 that miniature wargamers will find useful.

One If By Land AWI rules

Bob Bergman has written “One If By Land”, a set of free wargames rules for the American War of Independence on a 1:10 scale. The rules use a card activation system, movement is randomized with a die to reflect the uneven nature of terrain, and fire and melee combat are resolved by rolling a d10 and consulting a table. A nice touch is that the figures are based according to the popular “Age of Reason” rules set. I have a large collection of 15mm American Revolution figures and I’m going to give these a try.

AWI Figure Comparison

Dan Foley has a review and comparison of wargaming figures from several miniature manufacturers’ American War of Independence lines.

The Military Experience In The Age of Reason

I picked up this book at a closeout sale and I’m really glad that I did. As a fan of the American Revolution period, I found it to be full of useful information. Duffy is a superior historian and writer, who manages to combine great detail with an easy to read style. Every aspect of warfare in this period is covered: the officers, common soldiers, sieges, set piece battles, and the home front. It’s a superior read.

Military Experience in the Age of Reason (Wordsworth Military Library)